Pay for performance doesn’t work (in education)

A very intriguing article in today’s NYT

The results add to a growing body of evidence nationally that so-called pay-for-performance bonuses for teachers that consist only of financial incentives have no effect on student achievement, the researchers wrote.

How much would we expect money to motivate individuals who have self-selected into a career which is (currently) not set up to financially reward people?

When can we apply these results to other people?

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