Susan Gobreski, Executive Director of Education Voters Pennsylvania, responds to the ongoing crisis in Chester Upland School District in PA, where teachers, bus drivers and janitors are working for free because school funding has dried up.
John Kuhn, Superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt School District in TX, has a simple proposal for education reformers: Stop just blaming teachers and fix the social and economic inequalities that produce achievement gaps in the first place.
Need a primer on issues affecting teacher quality? Then check out this new report from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. "Straight Talk on Teacher Quality" breaks down six major problems in ensuring teacher quality and provides strategies to fix them, examples of organizations and school districts already implementing solutions, and suggestions for what you can do in your own community.