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Check out Bill Gates’s TED Conference talk and the scathing review by change.org ed-Blogger, Clay Burrell.
In the second half of his talk, Gates poses the questions: How do you make a teacher great? How do you reward, retain and develop great teachers?
Is teacher quality the number 1 issue impacting the U.S. Education system? Is Burrell’s critique legitimate?
After looking through these two sites, take a second to refer back to our post on the Malcolm Gladwell New Yorker article, “Most Likely to Succeed.” Teacher quality seems to be at the nexus of all education debates right now. How do you think Breakthrough can contribute to this dialogue?