Great teachers are valuable

The New York Times has a very interesting look at the macro-economic impact of great teachers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/education/big-study-links-good-teachers-to-lasting-gain.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

Elementary- and middle-school teachers who help raise their students’ standardized-test scores seem to have a wide-ranging, lasting positive effect on those students’ lives beyond academics, including lower teenage-pregnancy rates and greater college matriculation and adult earnings, according to a new study that tracked 2.5 million students over 20 years.

It’s a good read and it points yet again to the real value of recruiting, training and retaining the very best we can find.

Truly,

Steve

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