Effective Teachers, High Achievers: Investing in a Teaching Profession


On October 22, in conjunction with its involvement in the Rethink Learning Now campaign, the Forum for Education & Democracy held the first of its three scheduled policy briefings – one for each of the campaign’s core pillars of successful education reform – powerful learning, high-quality teaching, and a system committed to fairness for all children.

Speaking to a capacity crowd in the Library of Congress, Forum Conveners Linda Darling-Hammond and Angela Valenzuela were joined by the Education Trust’s Kati Haycock and Renee Moore, the 2001 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. Together, the panelists outlined a comprehensive plan for investing in the long-term creation of a teaching profession – as opposed to the short-term acceptance of a teaching force.

Access to highly qualified and highly effective teachers should not be a zero sum game in which some students benefit from good teachers while others suffer without. Our students deserve better.

Read the Briefing paper here.  To view a video of the event, click here.