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How The Stimulus Can Reform Teacher Pay

One of the problems with American education is that schools, unlike most businesses, do not use compensation to retain their most effective teachers and discourage, or fire, their least effective ones. An under-reported aspect of the stimulus is that it contained seed money for schools to experiment with different pay structures designed to do just that. A new Center for American Progress paper by Robin Chait -- why, yes, I do know her -- and Raegan Miller explains how this can work.