Monday, February 28, 2011

Referenced at Walt Gardner's EdWeek Blog

See Walt's excellent post, including a kind nod to my work:

"I seriously doubt his prediction. Both Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute and Paul Thomas of Furman University have shown that even the best schools can do only so much. That's because students spend about 1,150 waking hours a year in school, compared with about 4,700 waking hours a year with their families and in their neighborhoods. If this is the case, then it's overly optimistic to believe that getting rid of dreadful teachers will catapult American students to the top"

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