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Charting Equality: Using Charter School Legislation and Policy to Advance Equal Educational Opportunity

Policy Brief - Feb 21, 2012

Author(s) - Julie F. Mead, University of Wisconsin-Madison Preston C. Green III, Pennsylvania State University

A newly released report highlights incentives that can be much more effective in attracting and retaining quality teachers than simple merit pay programs. The report shows how merit pay programs that reward teachers based on their students' standardized test scores do little to improve student achievement and offers information on other incentives that could be more successful.