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Lavy, Victor – Future of Children, 2007
Tying teachers' pay to their classroom performance should, says Victor Lavy, improve the current educational system both by clarifying teaching goals and by attracting and retaining the most productive teachers. But implementing pay for performance poses many practical challenges, because measuring individual teachers' performance is difficult.…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Rivkin, Steven G. – Future of Children, 2007
Eric Hanushek and Steven Rivkin examine how salary and working conditions affect the quality of instruction in the classroom. The wages of teachers relative to those of other college graduates have fallen steadily since 1940. Today, average wages differ little, however, between urban and suburban districts. In some metropolitan areas urban…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Salaries, Student Problems