Opinion: Why schools should abandon merit-pay for teachers

02/13/2012 | Edutopia.org Blogs

Teachers should not be paid performance-based bonuses, says Dr. Richard Curwin, director of the Master's program in Behavior Disorder at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. In this blog, he writes that such merit systems are based on flawed reasoning and lack a reliable way in which to determine who would receive bonuses. He also cites research that shows potential negative effects of performance-based bonuses.

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