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ERIC Number: ED510487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Legal Perspective on Differential Pay for Teachers. Research Brief
National Center on Performance Incentives
In the paper "A Legal Perspective on Differential Pay for Teachers," James E. Ryan assesses whether there are legal obstacles associated with creating differential pay programs for teachers. He concludes that although the legal landscape is open to differential pay programs, several considerations related to governmental authority and individual rights should guide the establishment and implementation of such programs. He said that it is important to consider the role of federal, state, and local governmental authority when establishing a differential pay program for teachers. Another critical legal matter is whether implementation of differential pay violates individual rights. In the context of differential pay, individual rights pertaining to due process and government discrimination are most relevant. [This research brief describes work published by the National Center on Performance Incentives in "A Legal Perspective on Differential Pay for Teachers" by James E. Ryan, Working Paper 2008-10. To access the full report in ERIC, see, ED510513.]
National Center on Performance Incentives. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, PMB #43, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: 615-322-5538; Fax: 615-322-6018; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060034