Good for Teachers, Good for Students: The Need for Smart Teacher Evaluation in Michigan

Education and Literacy

Good for Teachers, Good for Students: The Need for Smart Teacher Evaluation in Michigan

Michigan school districts and charter schools are struggling to support teachers in building their skills, a report by the nonprofit Education Trust-Midwest found. "Good for Teachers, Good for Students" examines 28 local teacher evaluation models across Michigan and urges the state to make a new educator evaluation system a priority.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Midwestern)-Michigan

Review of How School Choice Can Create Jobs for South Carolina

Education and Literacy, Government Reform

Review of How School Choice Can Create Jobs for South Carolina

Roy's review of the South Carolina report finds that it is built on seriously flawed assumptions and offers little insight into the effects of school vouchers. Roy writes that the report relies more on rhetoric and less on authentic research and concludes that it is significantly biased and of little value to policymakers.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Southern)-South Carolina, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Michigan

Cost Quandary, The

Education and Literacy;Government Reform

Cost Quandary, The

Illustrates the flaws and limitations in the school counseling and financial aid systems that prevent qualified low-income students from attending college, issues in the context of state budget woes, and students' concerns about growing debt burdens.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-California;North America-United States (Midwestern)-Michigan

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