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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Education Next, 2014
The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies show that student academic success depends in no small part on access to high-quality teachers. Many pundits point to the fact that in the United States, teachers tend not to be drawn from the top of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Trend Analysis
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Goldhaber, Dan; Destler, Katharine; Player, Daniel – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Some scholars and policymakers who are concerned about the inequitable distribution of quality teachers suggest offering financial incentives for working in hard-to-staff schools. Previous studies have estimated compensating differentials using hedonic modeling, an approach potentially undermined by district-wide salary schedules and the lack of…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions, Incentives, Labor Market
Goldhaber, Dan – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2008
This paper explores the politics of various types of teacher compensation reforms, with a particular focus on pay for performance. It examines the political positions taken by the nations two teachers' unions, the extent to which these reflect the preferences of teachers, and how both influence the decisions by localities to implement reforms. New…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Unions, Educational Change, State Surveys