Teacher Quality Unpacked

When Jason Kamras and I said that there was a human capital problem in education you thought we were kidding? This new opus from the National Council on Teacher Quality (pdf) should change your mind. Along a variety of dimensions they lay out all the various problems, state by state. A lot of work went into developing the measures and gathering the data. Overall it’s a system that is not designed to support its ostensible goal of student learning. Look no further than the data on basic skills and evaluation for evidence of that…

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