by Laura Vanderkam
June 24, 2014
Nothing matters more to the success or failure of a student than his or her teachers. Investing in children means more than just investing in teachers - it means investing in good teachers. How can public-spirited donors know which teachers are worth their investment and which are not? This question cannot be answered by weighing out which teachers have the best official credentials, most prestigious degrees, or most years on the job. Fascinating new investigations have offered the public a clearer picture of what makes a good teacher. This book reviews the latest academic research and on-the-ground experience of reformers, and offers practical advice on multiple fronts. It is written for philanthropists and allies active in the field who want to make a positive difference.