Teacher Training / Professional Development

There is a growing movement in this country to abandon traditional methods for calculating teacher pay in favor of new models based on a teacher's performance. This brief examines whether it is fair to base teacher pay on subjective factors.

Teaching quality seems likely to remain a state concern for the long-term, even though policymakers will come to see, if they haven't already, that it isn't a magic bullet. The impetus for that continued focus comes not only from the states’ pressing needs for well-qualified teachers, but also from the federal government.

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