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A Think Twice Review of:

Giving Students the Chaff: How to Find and Keep the Teachers We Need

Think Twice - Oct 25, 2006

Publisher/Think Tank - Cato Institute

Author(s) -

This report asserts that school choice, in the form of private-school vouchers and charter schools, will improve the quality of teachers.

Reviewer(s) - Raymond Pecheone & Ash Vasudeva, Stanford University

This review concludes that the CATO report's initial premise that teacher quality plays a large role in improving educational outcomes is well founded in educational research. However, the report's subsequent conclusion that competition and choice lead to improved hiring practices which will attract and retain high quality teachers lacks evidentiary support and ignores other important evidence.