Do smarter teachers make smarter students?
from Education Next
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell us good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their students' learning. But what, exactly, makes some teachers more effective than others? Some analysts have pointed to teachers' own scholastic performance as a key predictor, citing as examples teacher-recruitment practices in countries where students do unusually well on international tests.
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