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The Trouble With Bullying Prevention & Restorative Justice

From me, over at This Week in Education, on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of anti-bullying interventions: The cynical take on this – that the anti-bullying programs are somehow causing the higher rates of bullying – is not obviously wrong. For example, there is evidence that bullies are at least as socially and emotionally competent as their peers, and […]

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Why Doesn’t Merit Pay Work?

Dick Startz this morning discusses one of many experiments indicating that performance pay for teachers not only fails to improve student outcomes, but also doesn’t do much to change teacher behavior. I don’t think people are sufficiently puzzled about why that is, so I’m glad Startz offers some possible explanations: A $3,000 bonus is nice, but […]

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