Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Obama and McCain on VA and and teacher pay

There don't currently seem to be enormous differences between the two presumptive presidential nominees on student assessment, school reform, and the use of VA results. Both support public charter schools and programs to bring highly qualified teachers to low performing schools. Obama seems to be more open to a wider range of performance measures (including teacher knowledge, observed practices, etc.) than McCain when discussing teacher performance pay. Obama also puts more emphasis on early childhood development efforts.


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