Education Week focused this year on teaching issues. Here are some findings.
“Although student achievement is linked to good teachers, there's no system for attracting, training, and supporting the best people for the job.”
“States may be able to play a strong role in rethinking teacher compensation systems, including basing rewards, in part, on student gains.”
“When it comes to retaining teachers, studies show that the circumstances of their jobs may matter even more than their salaries.”
Quality Counts: Tapping Into Teaching. Education Week, Jan. 9, 2008