Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Offering teachers higher pay didn't result in increase student performance research concluded.

In the results of his three-year groundbreaking study, Matt Springer, a researcher at the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee last month concluded "that opportunities to earn a large financial incentive didn't increase student performance. It didn't change teacher behavior overwhelmingly." And, "teachers who could earn a bonus and teachers who could not delivered the same results. Money made no difference," even though one group of teachers offered incentives of $15,000.

When asked," what evidence is there that putting more money on the table will make teachers better?" Springer responded, "in education we have very little limited evidence of that."

If studies continue to conclude similar findings what happens to the Race to the Top educational initiatives of President Obama the $4.3 billion which includes pay-for-performance?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo