Can We Get Good Teachers Into Low-Performing Schools?
Schools with high percentages of kids performing at levels 1 or 2 need good teachers, caring Principals, excellent resources and high quality buildings that are not falling apart in order to create a firm foundation for kids to improve their learning of the curricula.
Low performance probably means that the kids have learning problems, are ELL or ESL kids from foreign countries, or the teachers are not capable of teaching what they need to know. It is logical to believe that a highly skilled teacher in differentiated clasroom management would be able to create a good learning environment. How do we get teachers into these classrooms? What incentives are available, and how good are they in luring good teachers to these classrooms and schools?
In Florida higher pay did not bring the teachers in.