The Washington Post reported on a study this week that found no correlation between financial incentives for teachers and improved test scores. Specifically, the Vanderbilt University study found that offering teachers incentives of up to $15,000 to improve student test scores produced no discernible difference in academic performance. The findings are likely to add fuel to the current debate over merit pay programs.
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