Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson discuss why merit pay experiments in the U.S. tend not to last very long or work very well.

Two articles discussed in this podcast, “Blocked, Diluted, and Co-opted,” by Stuart Buck and Jay Greene and “Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning?” by Sarena Goodman and Lesley Turner, appear in the Spring 2011 issue of Education Next.

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Last updated February 24, 2011