The Best Teachers in the World
The Best Teachers in the World

The Best Teachers in the World

Why We Don't Have Them and How We Could


192 Pages, 6 x 9

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Publication Date: January 2014

ISBN 9780817915650


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John Chubb shows how we can raise student achievement to levels comparable to those of the best nations in the world through a radically new strategy for raising teacher quality. He asserts that we must attract and retain much higher caliber individuals in teaching, which we can accomplish by reducing the size and increasing the compensation of the teaching force via technology, abolishing licensing and training teachers in institutions and programs that have demonstrated their efficacy in producing effective, and improving the quality of school leadership, on which teaching quality heavily depends.

Author Biography

John E. Chubb is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, is interim CEO of Education Sector, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, DC. Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. is the chairman of Avenues, the World School, in New York City, and of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a former chief executive officer of Edison Schools, a former president of Yale University, and a former dean of the Columbia University Law School.