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The Future of Teacher Compensation

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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Center for American Progress

Author(s): Joan Baratz-Snowden


Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)
Education (Education financing, facilities, and equipment)
Education (Teaching methods)
Education (School administration)

Keywords: teacher compensation; student academic results; qualified teachers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


“The Future of Teacher Compensation,” highlights alternative teacher compensation structures.
It examines limitations in our prevailing single salary teacher pay schedules and focuses on pay-for-performance alternatives that are designed primarily to improve student academic outcomes. Though evidence is sparse regarding the effectiveness of pay-for-performance reforms, the study finds that how reformers frame pay-for-performance proposals is as critical to their success, if not more so, than the particular features of the plans.