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Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

We’ve all heard the depressing numbers: when compared to kids from other rich countries, U.S. students aren’t doing very well, especially in math, even though we spend more money per student than most other countries. So is the problem here as simple as adding two plus two? Is the problem here that our students aren’t getting very bright simply because … our teachers aren’t very bright?

11/27/14
39:02

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem? (Replay)

If U.S. schoolteachers are indeed “just a little bit below average,” it’s not really their fault. So what should be done about it?

1/28/16
40:41

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