8 Ways to Deal with “Bad” Teachers

I cringe at the word “bad,” but let’s face it. Even the best public schools protect ineffective teachers – due in part to union contracts. Studies show that a poor teacher can set children back by months, while a skilled teacher changes lives. The latest research from Harvard shows great teaching even leads to higher lifetime earnings. [Read more...]

Recipe for a “Great” Teacher

It’s October and the jury is in.

Kids have organized teachers into “nice” and “mean” categories. Teachers have sized up their students. Parents have judged who’s off to a good start and who’s in for a tough year. [Read more...]