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July 25th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized

More proof that Education degrees ought to go the way of Phrenology:

“The findings show that TFA [Teach for America] teachers are more effective, as measured by student exam performance, than traditional teachers. Moreover, they suggest that the TFA effect, at least in the grades and subjects investigated, exceeds the impact of additional years of experience, implying that TFA teachers are more effective than experienced secondary school teachers.”

Translation: People with real degrees outperform “education experts,” even when they get stuck in the worst classrooms.