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Teacher Test Scores

What Teachers Know and How That Compares With College Graduates Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

One of the most frequent claims I have heard from people trying to explain poor learning outcomes in their country is that their teachers come from the bottom third of their college graduates, while high-performing countries recruit their teachers from the top third.

Maybe it's Time to Ask the Teachers?

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 05.20.2012 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

We have never heard more policy rhetoric about developing, recruiting and retaining strong teachers. Ironically, our policies have also never done more to ensure that good teachers have little incentive to serve and stay in those schools.

Ending Bad Teaching: Releasing Teachers' Test Scores Is a Red Herring

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

During my six years of teaching middle school in a major urban school system, I never worked with a consistent team of teachers that provided high quality instruction all year long.