Opinion: Boost teacher prestige, salaries by ensuring top quality

To improve K-12 education, the U.S. needs to choose teachers carefully, ensure they have training and support and let them mentor each other, write former North Carolina governor James B. Hunt Jr. and former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean, who both helped the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation establish its new teaching-fellowship program. The U.S. must commit to providing these top-notch teachers with a generous salary and ensuring adequate classroom resources, they add.

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