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ERIC Number: ED510938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Finding and Keeping the Teachers We Need. Fact Sheet
Alliance for Excellent Education
Teachers make the greatest impact on students--what they learn, how they learn it, and what they do with it. Decades of research clearly demonstrate that a quality teacher, more than any other factor, enables students to overcome obstacles to learning like poverty and can even erase the achievement gap. The problem is that many teachers lack the skills and opportunities they need to become high-quality educators. And those who are most qualified work in schools where students are doing fairly well on their own. As standards rise, testing increases, and achievement stagnates, the American high school graduates too few students, and even those students lack the skills they need for life after high school. Thus, to help students meet the demands of college and an increasingly competitive global economy, they must be provided with skilled teachers who stay in the profession long enough to make a difference.
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education