How to Pay Teachers Dramatically More, Within Budget

July 30, 2012 – In this Education Next post, Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel explain the findings of Public Impact’s recent financial analyses aimed at determining how much more schools could pay teachers—within budget—just by putting excellent teachers in charge of more students’ learning. The analyses found that schools could free funds to pay excellent teachers in teaching roles up to 40 percent more and teacher-leaders up to about 130 percent morewithin current budgets and without increasing class sizes. In some variations, schools can pay all teachers more, while further rewarding the best.