A comment by a reader suggests a new contest. Who would you like to see assigned to teach for a year and under what conditions? What are the terms of the contest and how would you determine the winner?
Put your thinking caps on. The contest lasts for 24 hours only and may be shortened or extended by the decision of the judge (me).
Ready, set, go!
Sounds like a good show but I’d prefer to watch “Survivor Inner City Edition” where in September they put ed reformers like Gates, Broad, various politicians and members of the Walton family in a city like say Newark with only 5 weeks of TFA training. They would have to live on a 1st year teacher’s salary and use only the resources available in that school. Of course they would get that extra “loss aversion” incentive money but they won’t be able to spend it until the following year when their test results are finally posted. The one who makes it to June wins! What you ask? The chance to do it all again the next year! But then again if their scores didn’t improve well then maybe not.