Author Talk: 'The Best Teachers in the World'

When

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Where

Pew Conference Center
901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC

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Since the 1980s, our country has aimed to become the highest achieving nation in the world, aspiring to produce students who can compete with any on the planet. But for all the talk among political leaders about being first in the world in math and science or having the best schools and highest achievement in the world, there is little talk about having the best teachers in the world. Yet research increasingly indicates that is exactly what top achievement requires. If the United States wants the best achievement in the world, it will need to seek out, train, and retain the best teachers in the world. Doing so will require accepting reforms much bolder than public education has been willing to accept thus far.

Join Education Sector and the Hoover Institute for a late afternoon reception and conversation about Education Sector Interim CEO John Chubb's new book, The Best Teachers in the World: Why We Don’t Have Them and How We Could. Jeff Selingo, a member of Education Sector’s K20 Task Force and editor at large for The Chronicle of Higher Education, will help the audience explore some of the strategies that are already working.

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