Behind the Headline: America Has Too Many Teachers

By 07/10/2012

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America Has Too Many Teachers
Wall Street Journal | July 10, 2012

Behind the Headline
New Models for Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers
Ed Next Blog  | December 2011

Does America have too many teachers? In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Coulson points out that the number of public-school employees has doubled over the past 40 years while student enrollment has increased by only 8.5%—and academic results have stagnated. Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel have written for Ed Next on how schools can extend the reach of excellent teachers so that more children will have the opportunity to learn from the best teachers we have.

Here are some additional pieces on extending the reach of excellent teachers:

3X for All: Extending the Reach of Education’s Best

Current Strategies Won’t Solve Our Teacher Quality Challenges

Class Size Just One Way to Extend Reach of Best Teachers

How Digital Learning Can (and Must) Help Excellent Teachers Reach More Children

Reformers: We Must Be Much Bolder to Reach Every Child with Excellent Teachers

New Models for Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers: Seeking Implementers

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