As debate continues about the adoption of merit-pay strategies for recruiting, assessing and retaining teachers, the book "Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education" explores an array of issues surrounding performance-based teacher incentives. In one chapter, researchers look at a merit-pay program in Texas where teachers have a say in distributing bonuses, finding that teachers who qualified for bonuses stayed in their jobs more often than others who did not.

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