Why Teachers Matter

October 5, 2015

Research over the past decade has built new evidence that, once children get to school, no single factor is as critical as the quality of teachers. Effective teachers drive learning. They help children master the skills they need to be creative, critical thinkers, and problem-solvers so that they can prosper in a rapidly changing world. Exposure to even a single highly effective teacher can raise student college participation rates and their income after graduation.