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Linda Darling-Hammond, Barnett Berry, and Amy Thoreson

September 23, 2000

Does teacher certification matter? Evaluating the evidence

In this 2000 paper, Linda Darling-Hammond, Barnett Berry, and Amy Thoreson criticize conventional wisdom and simple-minded analyses of research on the effects of teacher certification on student achievement.

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Barnett Berry

March 7, 2000

Barnett Berry's presentation to the National Commission On Mathematics And Science Teaching For The 21st Century

Barnett Berry's 2000 testimony to the Glenn Commission on teacher recruitment and retention.

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Linda Darling-Hammond and Barnett Berry

January 1, 2000

Recruiting teachers for the 21st century: The foundation for educational equity

This 1999 paper outlines how important teacher development is for advancing equity in American society.

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Linda Darling-Hammond and Barnett Berry

January 1, 1999

Teacher supply, demand, and quality

"Today, the twin imperatives of demographic change and educational reform make it essential that the nation adopt new and more effective strategies to recruit, select, hire, and induct its teacher workforce.” This 1999 paper provides a comprehensive outline of the framework needed to achieve these aims.

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September 20, 1996

What matters most: Teaching for America's future

The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future offers one of the most important strategies for achieving America’s educational goals: a framework for recruiting, preparing, and supporting excellent teachers in every school. The plan is aimed at ensuring that all communities have teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to teach so that all children can learn, and all school systems are organized to support teachers in this work, because a caring, competent, and qualified teacher for every child is the most important ingredient in education reform.

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