Monday, October 24, 2011

Need for better teachers

I was speaking with a former TFA corps member and we got to talking about the greatest barrier to improving our schools, especially those in inner cities (where he worked): the lack of great teachers.  What he said underscores how bad the problem is in inner-city schools:


97% of the teachers at schools like the one I was in need to be replaced.  Seriously.  Of the 100+ teachers at my school, excluding the TFA teachers, there were no more than three where you or I would tolerate having one of our own children in their classroom.


Very sobering…


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