The Future of Teacher Compensation
Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher(s): Center for American Progress
Author(s): Joan Baratz-Snowden
Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation
Keywords: teacher compensation; student academic results; qualified teachers
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.