Teacher Quality 2.0

Teacher Quality 2.0 Toward a New Era in Education Reform

Edited by Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane
cloth, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-700-2
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paper, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-699-9
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Debates over teacher quality are among the most heated exchanges in the education reform arena. But while scholars and policy makers grapple with questions about teacher preparation, compensation, and evaluation, the role of teachers is changing. In schools across the country, educators are experimenting with new models for recruiting, training, and supporting teachers, and are innovating strategies for deploying their talents through differentiated roles and the use of technology. Most of the policy measures currently under consideration, however, are designed with a one-size-fits-all approach.


Recent changes in the state and federal stance toward teaching have been nothing short of a policy revolution. But revolutions in policy do not solve all of the underlying problems, and they create new problems of their own. Teacher Quality 2.0 provides useful insights and new ideas on where the teacher quality revolution needs to go next. — Douglas N. Harris, associate professor of economics and director of The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University

Everyone talks about education reform, but systemic thinking about reform is lacking—until now. Teacher Quality 2.0 provides rich historical context, pulls together successful elements of current reforms, and then pioneers new, systemic ways of thinking about the third rail of education—teacher quality. A must-read for anyone serious about real and lasting reform for all kids. — Rick Ogston, CEO, Carpe Diem Schools

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About the Editors

Frederick M. Hess is a resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Michael Q. McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI.