What do “positive outlier” districts have in common? They support well-qualified, experienced educators and focus on equity.
What’s the common factor among black, Hispanic, and white students who achieve higher than expected? An experienced teacher.
Fed up with hearing that reducing class size is too expensive, educators and their allies know the cost of inaction has been much worse.
Putting under-trained teachers in classrooms only harms students and exacerbates teacher shortages across the country.
States must address the conditions that are driving qualified teachers out of the classroom after only a few years, say experts.
Study: The common refrain that teacher effectiveness plateaus after only a few years in the classroom is simply untrue.