[caption id="attachment_46052" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Students whose teachers were offered bonuses of up to $15,000 a year for improved test scores fared no better than their peers."]Students whose teachers were offered bonuses of up to $15,000 a year for improved test scores fared no better than those whose teachers were given no such incentives.[/caption]

Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Sept. 21 that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

The study, conducted in the metropolitan Nashville school system...

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