When schools are held accountable for results and freed from red tape governing personnel decisions, they take advantage of their freedom by adopting innovative strategies for hiring and rewarding teachers, according to this new report by economists Michael Podgursky and Dale Ballou. This study is based on a survey administered to a random sample of 132 public charter schools that have been operating for at least three years.
Michael J. Podgursky is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Dr. Podgursky serves on the board of editors of both Education Finance and Policy and the Peabody Journal of Education, as well as on a number of research-institute advisory boards. He also serves as a fellow in education policy at the George W. Bush Institute. He is a co-investigator at the National Center on…View Full Bio
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