Patt Morrison for November 25, 2010

American Radio Works: Testing Teachers

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Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers.

Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers. Politicians and education reformers are calling for big changes in how teachers are trained and evaluated – and in the way teachers are hired and fired too.

by Emily Hanford


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