Saving Schools, Mini-Course 2: Teacher Policies

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This mini-course looks in-depth at modern-day issues surrounding teacher policies in U.S. education.

The teacher is the most important person in our schools. How do we recruit and retain the very best teachers? What are our current methods for recruiting teachers? How well do we compensate them?  What are the effects of adjusting teacher salaries to be based on their performance in the classroom? When should teachers be given tenure? Do current policies encourage or discourage effective teachers from entering the profession?

Many questions come down to budgetary constraints. Should you hire more teachers so you have smaller classes? Should it be a priority to balance how much is spent between wealthy and poor districts?

Throughout this mini-course, we will be focused on using empirical evidence to answer these questions.

This mini-course contains six lectures, with most lectures divided into three videos. The mi...

This mini-course looks in-depth at modern-day issues surrounding teacher policies in U.S. education.

The teacher is the most important person in our schools. How do we recruit and retain the very best teachers? What are our current methods for recruiting teachers? How well do we compensate them?  What are the effects of adjusting teacher salaries to be based on their performance in the classroom? When should teachers be given tenure? Do current policies encourage or discourage effective teachers from entering the profession?

Many questions come down to budgetary constraints. Should you hire more teachers so you have smaller classes? Should it be a priority to balance how much is spent between wealthy and poor districts?

Throughout this mini-course, we will be focused on using empirical evidence to answer these questions.

This mini-course contains six lectures, with most lectures divided into three videos. The mini-courses also include assigned readings, discussion forums, and assessments.

This is the second mini-course in a four-course sequence.


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6 years, 8 months ago
Great summary of the status and history of teacher policies within the US school system. Very informative and interesting presentation.
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6 years, 10 months ago
Really wonderful information and topics. I've taken the first two mini-courses having already known quite a bit about education policy but still have enjoyed each session, learning quite a bit and looking forward to each week. Not too time consuming for me but if you know nothing about education systems/policies/backgrounds, it might take a bit longer. I spent a few hours a week on the materials. Anybody who is interested in schools, how school systems work, and how policies can affect you and your children should take it!
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6 years, 10 months ago
Wonderful!!!...It was really good. It´s really interesting what they said. It was short length, not really time-consuming. Really interesting. And it sees real problems from all the points of view.
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