Frozen Assets: Rethinking Teacher Contracts Could Free Billions for School Reform

December 2006

Many common provisions of teacher contracts require school districts to spend substantial sums to implement policies which research has shown have a weak or inconsistent relationship with student learning.

This report, Published by Education Sector, examines eight such provisions, estimates the total spending on these provisions in public education, examines studies on the provisions effects on student achievement, and explores how these "frozen assets" might be put to different use.

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