Minding the Achievement Gap
Good teachers can increase a student’s chances of going to college, decrease the chances of students becoming teenage parents, and perhaps most remarkably— increase a student's earnings over a lifetime, according to a new study by Harvard University and Columbia University. Clearly, our education system is critical to the health of our nation. So, what can be done to make comprehensive education reform a priority for policy makers?
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John Friedman, assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, co-author of "The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers"
Arun Ramanathan, executive director of the Education Trust-West