Teacher Compensation Systems in the United States K-12 Public School System

Michael Podgursky, Matthew Springer
2011 National tax journal  
This paper provides a review of the current teacher compensation system and examines the current structure of teacher compensation in the U.S. K-12 public education system. Teacher salaries are largely set by schedules that are neither performance-related nor market-driven, and have signifi cant consequences on school staffi ng and workforce quality. The second section summarizes the recent literature on compensation reform, with an emphasis on studies using experimental or quasi-experimental
more » ... signs to evaluate the impact of programs on student achievement and teacher outcomes. A fi nal section offers observations on prospects for future research and reforms.
doi:10.17310/ntj.2011.1.07 fatcat:gqrwnt66gjdxpmp2rxffcjhkiu