“Don’t bother me with facts, son. I’ve already made up my mind,” said Foghorn Leghorn, the animated chicken who appeared in numerous Warner Brothers cartoons.

I wonder if he’s now working for the United States Department of Education.

Days after the most intensive study on teacher incentive ever done was released and showed it had no effect on student achievement, today the United States Department of Education announced grants of $442 million to….support teacher incentive pay.

Here are some links to read more about the Vanderbilt University study:

Study: Teacher Bonuses Don’t Improve Test Scores, NPR

Nashville Incentive Pay Experiment, Thoughts On Education Policy