How teacher development could revolutionize our schools
| Mar 08, 2011
According to Bill Gates, while the cost per student of supplying K-12 education has doubled over the past 40 years in the United States, student achievement has remained unchanged. There is a large gap that must be closed between cost and effectiveness, for the sake of educating our children, wrote Gates in a recent editorial for The Washington Post.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is working with educators to evaluate and improve the teaching methods and means used by today’s educators. Gates suggests that the reason teaching has not improved over the past four decades is that there is no concrete way of measuring teacher effectiveness, a problem he and his foundation seek to fix. To learn more, read the full article.