The Future of Children

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Teacher labor markets in developing countries.
March 22, 2007 ... Summary Emiliana Vegas surveys strategies used by the world's developing countries to fill their classrooms with qualified teachers. With their low quality of education and wide gaps in student outcomes, schools in developing countries...

Teachers unions and student performance: help or hindrance?
March 22, 2007 ... Summary Randall Eberts explores the role of teachers unions in public education. He focuses particularly on how collective bargaining agreements shape the delivery of educational services, how unions affect both student achievement and...

What is the problem? The challenge of providing effective teachers for all children.
March 22, 2007 ... Summary Richard Murnane and Jennifer Steele argue that if the United States is to equip its young people with the skills essential in the new economy, high-quality teachers are more important than ever. In recent years, the demand for...

Learning in the teaching workforce.
March 22, 2007 ... Summary The U.S. educational system invests heavily, in both time and money, in continuing education for teachers. In this article Heather Hill examines the effectiveness of two forms of teacher learning--graduate coursework and...

Introducing the issue.
March 22, 2007 ... A high-quality education is critical to the future well-being of a child--and thus also to the nation as a whole. By one estimate, a high school dropout in the United States will earn nearly a quarter of a million dollars less over his...