American RadioWorks "Testing Teachers"

American RadioWorks "Testing Teachers"

Sun, 10/03/2010 - 10:00pm

Credit: Chad McDermott

American RadioWorks discusses new techniques in evaluating teachers.

American RadioWorks "Testing Teachers," airing Sunday, October 3 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370//FM-HD91.5-2, takes listeners to some of the nation's poorest schools to understand why teacher quality is fast becoming the next frontier in the fight to equalize educational opportunity in the United States. Kids need good teachers, but it's only recently that researchers have begun developing ways to measure the quality of teachers. What they're learning is shaking up schools and leading education reformers to call for radical changes in the way teachers are trained and evaluated – and the way they are hired and fired, too.