Why Teacher Quality is a Local Issue (And Why Race to the Top is a Misguided Flop)
by Jason Margolis - June 22, 2010
This commentary argues that the Obama administration's Race to The Top is based on false premises, specious Science, and a general disregard for who students and teachers are and how they actually engage in learning in schools. Instead, the author proposes a re-defining of educator quality through an anthropological lens, a re-discovering of the work of Geertz (1983), and an educational pursuit of understanding rather than a mythical "top."
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