Great Teachers Can't Save America's Schools

Everybody loves a great teacher. When a student crosses paths with one, the influence can reverberate well beyond the last day of school. In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama informed us that a “good teacher can increase the lifetime income of a classroom by over $250,000,” a claim supported by a widely reported study by economists at Harvard and Columbia universities.

But by focusing too heavily on the teachers themselves, Obama may have missed an opportunity to bring out a far deeper problem. In this year’s address, he should focus on the disconnected and muddled curriculum that does more damage to our schools and colleges than bad teachers do.

» via The Atlantic

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    I agree; also, let’s not forget how crucial it is that we filter our system from ineffective teachers.
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    To read later…
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    I second that feel.
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    Really hating the title of this article right now.
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    I understand trying to regulate education, giving everyone an equal playing feild.. but clearly universal curriculum...
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