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Overview of the Symposium on Performance Pay for Teachers

Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann
Published Date: 
June 2011
Economics of Education Review
pp. 391-393

For a variety of reasons, considerable policy discussion currently revolves around the idea of linking teacher pay and promotion more directly to performance (e.g., Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009). This attention partly reflects a now almost universal recognition that variations in teacher effectiveness are a key determinant of differences in school quality. But it also goes deeper than that and reflects a growing interaction of research and policy development.