It is both more feasible and cheaper to help existing teachers improve their skills than it is to replace them with new people who might be better at the work. While pay for results is a seemingly attractive concept, virtually nobody in modern economies is currently paid based on measured outcomes as is being proposed for teachers.
Ben Levin is an expert advisor at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
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