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Teacher SATs are improving

Dan Goldhaber and Joe Walch have some happy news for us: SATs of new teachers are improving. That’s a headline that’s been picked up on, but Goldhaber and Walch offer more than just that simple blog-byte. Take a look at … Continue reading

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  1. And, as always, I’ve been writing about why for a long time:

    http://educationrealist.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/teacher-quality-report-lacking-a-certain-quality/

    Average white teacher quality has always been quite high. The new requirements in 2002 did much to chop off the bottom group, which was almost entirely black and Hispanic.

    Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if there were any evidence that chopping off that bottom group, wiping out a lot of black and Hispanic teachers, actually improved outcomes? But let’s ignore that part, and just celebrate the further whitening of the teacher force.

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