Study: Raise Teacher Pay to Improve Education

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A new study by education researchers concludes that the best way to improve the quality of teaching is to pay teachers more. And to pay good teachers even more.

Critics aren't so sure, notably teacher's unions. They warn that merit-pay systems are notoriously subjective and unreliable.



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