On another post, Anonymous wrote:
"Great article in the New York Times that should call into question an awful lot of the Pittsburgh Broad/Gates design:
("New York City Abandons Teacher Bonus Program")
A New York City program that distributed $56 million in performance bonuses to teachers and other school staff members over the last three years will be permanently discontinued, the city Department of Education said on Sunday.
The decision was made in light of a study that found the bonuses had no positive effect on either student performance or teachers’ attitudes toward their jobs.
The department had already suspended the bonus program in January amid tightening budgets and concerns about its effectiveness.
The study, commissioned by the city, is to be published Monday by the RAND Corporation, the public policy research institution. It compared the performance of the approximately 200 city schools that participated in the bonus program with that of a control group of schools."