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The answer to better schools in America is better teachers

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 4, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    A better country means better leaders!

    In education, most teachers are very good, and do want the best for students.

    We need improved leadership with better decision making.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 3, 2014 12:30 a.m.

    Sounds great though I think most teachers are doing their best in trying circumstances. Now here's the rub, are we going to pay teachers like they do in Finland? Are we going to stop haranguing teachers with standardized tests and data-driven policies and let teachers do what they think will bring forth quality, creative learning in their students? Are we going to start giving teachers more respect and more power to control the curriculum and pedagogy, along with the evaluation of their students? Unless the proper answers to these questions come about attracting and retaining the type of teachers the author of this article wants isn't going to happen.