In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Alan Borsuk looks at (mostly failed) efforts to get higher quality teachers into low-performing schools in Milwaukee. In a forum that appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of Ed Next, Eric Hanushek and Kati Haycock discussed the best strategies for raising teacher quality in struggling schools.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society
Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance
Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform