Do Credentialed Teachers Teach Better?

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School at homeMany critics say that parents can’t be good educators if they are not trained and certified to teach in a classroom. A 2006 study by the Brookings Institution disagrees:

Traditionally, policymakers have attempted to improve the quality of the teaching force by raising minimum credentials for entering teachers. Recent research, however, suggests that such paper qualifications have little predictive power in identifying effective teachers….

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