Study looks at Seattle teacher quality, offers suggestions

10/14/2009 | Seattle Times, The

Seattle school policies should be reformed to improve teaching in the city's public schools, according to an independent study by the National Council on Teacher Quality. Among the report's recommendations are to ensure that teachers spend 180 days in the classroom, consider pay-for-performance and stop giving teachers money for earning advanced degrees. However, a teachers union official said the report was not based on quality research and provided little evidence to back its claims.

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