Behind the Headline: Pay Raises for Teachers with Master’s Under Fire

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Pay Raises for Teachers with Master’s Under Fire

10/4/13 | Wall Street Journal

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The Education School Master”s Degree Factory
4/4/11 | Education Next

“The nation spends an estimated $15 billion annually on salary bumps for teachers who earn master”s degrees, even though research shows the diplomas don”t necessarily lead to higher student achievement,” writes Stephanie Banchero in the Wall Street Journal. Several states are now taking aim at the salary bumps.

In March 2011, Paul Peterson wrote about a study that concluded that a state could save more than 3 percent of its teaching personnel costs by eliminating this feature of the teacher compensation scheme.

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