Bill Gates has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in
search of an answer to the question: “What makes a good teacher?”
Arne Duncan, building on his record in Chicago, knows what makes a
good teacher: It is the teacher who raises test scores, and he has
spent billions of dollars to induce every state to agree with him.

Here, the students of Madison,
Connecticut explain what makes a good teac
her. What do
they look for? Someone who is kind and patient. Someone who helps them. Someone who encourages them. There, that was easy, and it
didn’t cost billions of dollars.