So Woessmann’s observational study quite robustly supports the view that yea, verily, even in the world of education, performance pay does in fact produce better results.

via American Thinker: Merit Pay for Teachers Works and the Evidence Now Proves It.

The idea of merit pay intrigues me. Even an anecdotal observation about the education “establishment” makes you wonder about the varying degrees of “excellence” that you see among the staff and how you might be able to change that.

Merit pay on it’s own would not likely do much to improve the overall picture in American education, but it seems to me that it could pay an important role.