Getting good teachers into challenging schools

Learning and teaching Schools Rural conditions Australia

Australia has relatively high levels of education, and our students perform well in international achievement tests, but there is an unacceptable gap between the performance of our best students and our weakest, many of whom are pooled in schools that are hard to staff. While there are undoubtedly some outstanding teachers in hard-to-staff schools, one way to address this achievement gap is to get more of the very best teachers into the most challenging schools, and this has been behind recent calls to give top teachers salary incentives to work in disadvantaged settings. But is money the only answer?

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