Over the past twenty years, despite increases in per pupil spending, dropout rates remain alarmingly high, achievement gaps persist, and U.S. students rank behind their peers in many other countries.
Researchers, educators, and funders across the political spectrum increasingly agree that change is needed, and that teachers are the single most crucial lever for accomplishing that change. For donors seeking to improve student outcomes, the critical question is: How can my funds improve teaching quality?
Video: Katherina Rosqueta and Kate Barrett discuss “High Impact Philanthropy to Improve Teaching Quality”
Click here for a PDF copy of the original blueprint, which includes a brief explanation of why improving teaching quality is so critical and an analysis of some of the key challenges.