Getting More High Quality Teachers Into High Needs Schools

In October 2009, I was invited to D.C. to speak to a room full of staff people working for members of Congress and a few other Federal agencies at the Library of Congress. These were people interested (or assigned) to education issues. The invitation came from the Forum on Education and Democracy, and the event was led by Sam Chaltain.

My task was to address the question of how to get more high quality teachers to work in high needs schools. My responses were not quite what people had expected. I didn’t know this was on Vimeo, and although I was pleased to find it, I was saddened by how little progress has been made on these issues since then.

What do you think? Why aren’t we there, yet?