Teacher Quality and Accountability: A Failed Debate

“Value-added and other types of growth models are probably the most controversial issue in education today,” argues Matthew Di Carlo in his “What Value-Added Research Does And Does Not Show.” Di Carlo carefully examines, with ample evidence and a fair hand, the most recent cycle of education reform that has targeted teacher quality and accountability. One […]

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Buttons depicting President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are shown at the site of the ‘Showdown in Searchlight’ tea party rally in Searchlight, Nev., Friday, March 26, 2010. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) “As long as there is some possibility of getting results by political means, the chances that any group will turn truly […]