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?