New Study Will Stir Controversy in Teacher Wars

A major survey looks at the impact of elite programs Teach for America and Teaching Fellows.

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Teach for America and Teaching Fellows, two highly-selective programs that place college grads in under-served schools across the United States, have either a neutral or positive impact on student outcomes — that, in a nutshell, is the key finding of a major US Dept. of Education-sponsored study released Tuesday.

The randomized study, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, found that Teach for America teachers are tend to be more effective in math instruction than those who come into the profession via other routes. Teaching Fellows teachers were found to be “neither more nor less effective” than  other teachers, according to the report.

Below is a brief video summarizing the study’s findings.


[The Washington Post]