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The Value Our Teachers Add

by Robert O. Slater - May 10, 2013

High-stakes tests and testing policies are now being reinforced with value-added teacher assessment. But gains in tests scores from one year to the next are not the only value that teachers add. Forty years of data from the National Opinion Research Center suggests that teachers' own values may help stabilize our increasingly unsteady democracy.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 10, 2013
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17121, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 10:56:12 PM

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  • Robert Slater
    University of Louisiana - Lafayette
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    ROBERT O. SLATER, Ph.D, was a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia in 2010, and is coordinator of the EdD Program and of Research Development for the Picard Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His new book, The Values of American Teachers (New York: Rowman & Littlefield), will be released in October, 2013.
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