Did Obama and Duncan really hear what four teachers told them?

Reblogged from The Answer Sheet

Last week the Obama administration announced a new effort to recruit and retain “better teachers” for America’s high-need schools, launching the Education Equity Support Network…

In short: the 50-state equity strategy is to blame individual teachers. Or reward them. Blame individual teachers while blithely ignoring the real problem… a dysfunctional system that underdevelops and undersupports teachers, and does both with impunity when it comes to students in high-need communities. Reward individual teachers while ignoring theempirical evidence… which shows that working conditions are far more important than bonuses in persuading teachers to stay or leave their classrooms.

Don’t believe the research? Ask teachers themselves. Read the entire article>>