The payoff to a college education has increased dramatically over the last two decades. At the same time, the cost of a college education has increased steeply. High school graduates who are prepared to benefit from college must have access to the financial resources needed to pursue their education.
The Hamilton Project held a panel discussion that featured recent strategy and discussion papers on ways to promote opportunity and growth through our nation's education system. The Project is examining the full spectrum of early childhood, K-12, and higher education.
This paper outlines a program of federal support to help states measure the effectiveness of individual teachers. Teachers who receive good evaluations would be offered bonuses if they were willing to teach in high-poverty schools.