Making a Difference? The Effect of Teach for America On Student Performance in High School

Zeyu Xu, Jane Hannaway, Colin Taylor, Urban Institute, Jul 03, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Teach for America program uses top recruits top college graduates without formal teacher training to teach in poorly performing public schools. Even though these recruits are assigned to "the most demanding classrooms", their students do better than those from classrooms with fully trained teachers with three or more years of experience. What does this say about the efficacy of teacher training? -GW
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