Friday, July 3, 2009

A Turning Point for U.S. Education?

I highly recommend this short article by Newsweek's Jonathan Alter:  He makes the point--and a good one it is, in  my view--that we have a critical choice to make in teacher training and evaluation and the spending of stimulus dollars. Do we continue with the status quo, funding public education evenly in spite of spotty or highly unreliable data on teacher quality, or do we venture into unchartered terrain, challenge the tired curricula of schools of education and focus on TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS? 

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