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  • Casey Caplowe

    This is one of the most interesting perspectives on this issue i've heard in a while. Nikhil, can you point to examples of systems where teachers are more autonomous, and how that's working?

    • R LeBrun

      Finland, which is constantly touted as one of the best systems in the world, has only one standardized test that students take before entering university. Furthermore, their teachers have been trained and are expected to be autonomous and to create their own curriculum and lessons. They are valued as professionals, and the best and brightest strive to become teachers. It's not a bad thing to aspire to. You know - as long as your government stops using corporate dollars to wage war on the profession.

  • Joe Hewitt

    Great article! There has been a lot of focus on teachers' pay, but I think the real concept is budget overall. If there is any additional budget available or granted, should it go towards paying existing teachers more or bringing in more teachers? With the way budgets will be for the foreseeable future, we can't do both.