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A Cautionary Story About Merit Pay

In a just published piece on the PACE blog, I talk about the unintended consequences of paying teachers based on student results.  In the long run, actually much more quickly than one might think, Talent will organize to insure its economic success.  The blog piece retells the story of how baseball players became superstars with […]

Education Diagnosed in 10 Minutes

Sir Ken Robinson’s remarkable way of summarizing the world is making its way around the Internet.  At last count, nearly 2.5 million hits.  See this from TED. The problem in the current system, he notes, is that the people are trying fix the future by replicating the lessons from the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution. […]


Charles Taylor Kerchner is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Claremont Graduate University. My daily musings appear in the blog. The archives of my EdWeek blog are available via link under the 'On California' head. Some of my photography can be seen by clicking on 'Gallery.' And numerous links to academic work and other research and commentary can be found by clicking on 'Projects.'


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