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American Radio Works- Testing Teachers

Testing Teachers

Teachers matter a lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers.
Politicians and education reformers are calling for big changes in how teachers are trained and evaluated, and in the way teachers are hired and fired too.

But teacher's unions are pushing back-- they say teachers alone can't overcome the achievement gap, and they say teachers are being blamed for much larger problems in America's struggling schools. American Radioworks digs into this debate about teachers and the research that's fueling it.

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