TQB: Teacher Quality Bulletin

#4—Most Depressing Findings We Wish Weren’t True

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Uneven Playing Field? Assessing the Teacher Quality Gap Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students by Goldhaber, Lavery, & Theobald

Looking for a bright spot? This isn't it. New research confirms that disadvantaged students (whether defined as being part of an underrepresented minority, free and reduced lunch status, or last year's test scores), tend to get lower-quality teachers (whether defined by experience, licensure test score, or value added measure). No witty remark here. We're too depressed.

Feel like you could use a tiny glimmer of hope? See this: TQB