Earlier this week, the RAND Corporation released the results of a study that found merit pay had no effect on increasing student achievement or teacher motivation. Teacher union supporters are gleefully promoting this study as proof that merit pay does not work.
…Education Action Group would like to point out two serious concerns we have with the study: First, buried three paragraphs from the bottom of RAND’s press release announcing the results, is this little stink bomb:
“Researchers also found that a majority of the schools disseminated the bonuses equally among the staff,…..”
So where’s the merit? This was a bogus setup to discredit merit pay. Read more at Kyle Olson – Townhall Conservative.