America’s Challenge: Effective Teachers For At-Risk Schools and Students
Nearly 80 percent of first-year teachers would support the use of money to hire effective administrators over their own salary increases, says a report from the Washington-based National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, a U.S. Department of Education-funded nonprofit that evaluates teacher quality.
This biennial report also found that 86 percent of new teachers feel that conducting mandatory assessments of students is a drawback to teaching, and 84 percent of teachers are in favor of making it easier to fire unmotivated or unqualified teachers. The results of this national study were based on a survey of 865 first-year teachers in high-need schools.
A version of this article appeared in the November 07, 2007 edition of Education Week