7:37 pm September 23, 2011, by AJC Opinion
The AJC Editorial Board
Great schools demand great teachers. And in recent years, Georgia has spent billions of dollars, in fits and starts, to increase teacher quality.
Yet we’re not where we need to be. Far from it.
Reporting last week in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes a decade-long “piecemeal and contradictory approach to improving teacher quality, with little evidence of success.”
We have to do better.
Read what Andre Jackson, writing for the Editorial Board has to say. Then read the opinions of Jon Schoening, who teaches at Inman Elementary School in Fayette County; Gwen Green, a library media specialist at Stephenson Middle School in DeKalb County; Anthony Pattiz, who teaches social studies at Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County; and Monica Dorner, an English teacher at Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County.
Then tell us what you think about how to address teacher quality.
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