Fantastic article in The Atlantic about teacher evaluation and predicting teacher success.
I wonder if and when the ideas and principles found by Teach for America will come to Canada. One would hope that every Board of Education across the continent would be jumping at the chance to hire better teachers. However, there is so much junk entrenched in the bureaucracy of education and the union-board relationships that it will be years, probably decades before any of this gets applied.
Here's hoping that it will be sooner rather than later.