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A Think Twice Review of:

Assessing the Compensation of Public School Teachers

Think Twice - Jan 31, 2012

Publisher/Think Tank - Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute

Author(s) -

This report claims that public school teachers are paid 52 percent more than fair market rates and that teachers are less intelligent than other workers of comparable education and experience.

Reviewer(s) - Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers University

Keefe’s review finds that the report is based on a faulty assessment that relies on “an aggregation of spurious claims” to make its case. Keefe concludes that the study isn’t merely useless, but that it could lead to ill-informed and harmful policy decisions that could further undercut public education.