The state should support differential pay for effective teaching in shortage and high-needs areas.
Massachusetts supports differential pay by which a teacher can earn additional compensation by teaching certain subjects or working at a school classified as high-needs. Through the use of its Improving Educator Quality grant funds, the state encourages local districts to offer monetary incentives such as scholarships, signing bonuses and differential pay for teachers in high-needs schools or who teach in core educator-shortage areas, such as mathematics, science, special education, foreign languages and English language learners education.
Improving Educator Quality http://finance1.doe.mass.edu/grants/grants10/rfp/140.html
Massachusetts recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.