Best Teachers Need More Than Apples

Brief

Best Teachers Need More Than Apples

August 22, 2004

Abstract

[Cincinnati Enquirer] Teacher quality is arguably the most important in-school influence on student achievement. And, perhaps not surprisingly, teacher quality makes the most difference for students from disadvantaged families. Educational professionals and researchers alike also know that teachers vary greatly in their effectiveness. So isn't it surprisingand unacceptablethat teachers in schools serving the most disadvantaged students are typically the least experienced and least qualified?

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