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Can Districts Keep Good Teachers in the Schools that Need Them Most?


Cassandra M. Guarino


Michigan State University - College of Education

Abigail B. Brown


Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Adam E. Wyse


Michigan State University

November 20, 2010


Abstract:     
This study investigates how school demographics and their interactions with policies affect the mobility behaviors of public school teachers with various human capital characteristics. Using data from North Carolina from 1995-2006, it finds that teachers’ career stage and human capital investments dominate their decisions to leave public school teaching and school demographic characteristics play a dominant role in intra-system sorting. Schools serving at-risk children struggle to attract and retain teachers with desirable observable characteristics. Across the board school-based pay-for-performance policies have small but significant associations with mobility decisions and appear to exacerbate inequities in the distribution of teacher qualifications.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 53

Keywords: Teacher mobility, eduction disparities, human capital, pay-for-performance

JEL Classification: I20, I28, J24, J45

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Date posted: January 24, 2010 ; Last revised: April 12, 2013

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Guarino, Cassandra M. and Brown, Abigail B. and Wyse, Adam E., Can Districts Keep Good Teachers in the Schools that Need Them Most? (November 20, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1541522 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1541522

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Cassandra M. Guarino (Contact Author)
Michigan State University - College of Education ( email )
East Lansing, MI
United States
Abigail B. Brown
Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics ( email )
124 Mount Auburn Street
Suite 520N
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Adam E. Wyse
Michigan State University ( email )
Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States
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