(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Interesting piece by Jay Schalin on an internal study by the University of North Carolina on teacher preparation. Part of the UNC study involved a comparison of the value added scores of UNC ed school grads compared to those of Teach for America teachers. Money quote:
In some cases, the Teach for America participants’ results were quite dramatic. For instance, middle school math students with Teach for America teachers tested as if they had an additional 90 days of instruction—when the entire school year is only 180 days of instruction.
Let’s just say if Ed Schools were publicly traded companies, I’d raise billions in a hedge fund to short their stock.