“Do Financial Incentives Help Low-Performing Schools Attract and Keep Academically Talented Teachers?”
Richard J. Murnane – Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jennifer L. Steele – RAND Corporation
John B. Willett- Harvard Graduate School of Education
In 2000-01 and 2001-02, California offered a competitive $20,000 incentive called the Governor’s Teaching Fellowship (GTF) to academically talented teacher licensure candidates who agreed to work in the state’s low-performing schools. To estimate the GTF’s causal impact, this study treats the fellowship as a natural experiment and compares the early-career decisions of academically talented teachers licensed before and during the availability of the GTF.
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