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Let a Thousand Teachers Bloom

Improve the profession by opening it up.

Mar 19, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 26 • By MARCUS A. WINTERS
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Improving education in America means improving the public schools, and it cannot be done without addressing teacher quality. Indeed, the wide variation in teacher quality means that there are substantial gains to be had from identifying, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and removing ineffective ones. It is an opportunity we now have the tools to seize.

Marcus A. Winters is the author of Teachers Matter: Rethinking How Public Schools Identify, Reward, and Retain Great Educators.

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