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Humility Is the Watchword for Feds Hoping to “Fix” Teacher Distribution


by Frederick M. Hess — October 22, 2009

Skepticism is warranted when considering Uncle Sam’s ability to directly address teacher distribution. Ill-conceived policies may encourage districts to move teachers from schools and classrooms where they are effective to situations in which they are less effective. Heavy-handed efforts to reallocate teachers may drive good teachers from the profession. And we are far less able to identify “effective” teachers in any cookie-cutter fashion than many who call for federal action might wish. For all these reasons, humility is in order.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 22, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15810, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 4:36:41 AM

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