ERIC Number: ED257826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Performance-Based Funding in Public Schools.
Foster, Charles A.; Marquart, Deanna J.
This report examines three performance-based funding (PBF) plans: (1) merit pay for teachers and/or administrators; (2) career ladders; and (3) formula-driven incentive payments to schools. The report contends that present-day problems in public schools result largely from the organizational structure of the educational enterprise. Being based on an industrial model, public education is made outmoded by shifts and trends in both the national and world economies. PBF alone is not the "answer." Rather, it is a reform borrowed from market-sensitive systems that in some cases may be effective in meeting selectively targeted goals. PBF's single greatest weakness is that the incentives to improve student performance it seeks to introduce are aimed directly at teachers and administrators, and only indirectly at students. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sequoia Inst., Sacramento, CA.