Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.
Improving Access to the Best Teachers
How can school systems improve access to high-performing teachers in struggling schools? What working and cultural conditions must be present to recruit and maintain top teachers? Why do you think states' efforts to provide incentives for accomplished educators to work in low-performing school have often fallen short?
The very concept of equitably "redistributing effective teachers" carries with it an oversimplification of what effective teaching is, Ariel Sacks says.