Recently, Mathematica published a report that upended years of research and conventional wisdom about teaching. The report’s main findings—that low-income students and high-income students are equally likely to be taught by great, mediocre and low-performing teachers, respectively—came as a surprise to many of us in the education policy world who have cited research showing that low-income students’ lack of access to qualified teachers is one likely contributor to our nation’s achievement gaps.
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Former Senior Director, K-12 Strategic Initiatives