Arnold Kling  

Credentials and Teacher Quality

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According to Marcus Winter, they are not highly correlated.


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Jim Glass writes:

This is news? A surprise?

steve writes:

We still have no good way to judge teacher quality.

Steve

VP writes:

I'm a public high school economics teacher in suburban DC. I wrote a (completely non empirical and very against-the-grain, pro-market) piece on teacher hiring and firing here:

http://vp-emergentorder.blogspot.com/

Komori writes:

@Jim Glass

Apparently it is to teachers unions, which tend to force pay scales to be based on seniority and credentials while aggressively opposing any attempts to bring merit into the pay discussion. Not that this is going to change their direction.

steve writes:

Finalnd's teachers are 95% unionized.

Steve

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