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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Teacher Quality

April 2, 2014 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

We Need Better Teachers

February 21, 2014 | Education Next

Disciplining the Undisciplined

The tough letter that senior House Republicans sent last week to Arne Duncan and Eric Holder should have been even tougher. For the “guidance” that their agencies issued to U.S. schools in the guise of improving school discipline can only make it harder for educators to create safe, serious, and effective learning environments.
January 26, 2014 | Washington Post

California Students File Suit to Nix Tenure Law

June 19, 2013 | Spectator (UK)

The Economic Case For Sacking Bad Teachers

March 5, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

A Truly American Scholar

James Q. Wilson was able to make students enthusiastic over prudence, while other teachers gained applause only with displays of liberalism or extremism...
February 28, 2012 | Huffington Post

The "Teacher Effectiveness Gap" Was Just a Myth: 3 Implications

The finding -- reported by the Times this weekend -- that really good, and really bad, teachers are evenly distributed around New York City is jaw-dropping news...But assume it's true. What are the implications?...
November 2, 2011 | Freedom Politics

Evaluate teachers on how much students have learned

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, a group of parents and taxpayers sued the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to make the district follow the law, by evaluating teachers based on how much their students have learned...
October 14, 2011 | Huffington Post

Accountability's End?

If the debate around the federal role in accountability is coalescing, a much bigger question remains wide open: Could we be watching the beginning of the end for the accountability movement in toto...?
June 7, 2011 | Creators Syndicate

Different Decisions

Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions...
June 3, 2011 | Cincinnati Enquirer

Teacher merit pay will move districts forward

Moving toward a fairer and more modern system of gauging teacher effectiveness and using that information to inform personnel decisions will give districts the flexibility their leaders crave -and need even more when budgets are shrinking...