Not all teachers are created equally.
That's the conclusion of a new teacher performance report out of Miami-Dade.
It identifies schools primarily located in Miami Gardens, Opa-Locka, and Liberty City as having unequal access to high-efficiency teachers.
Nancy Waymack with the National Council on Teacher Quality says they looked at thousands of teachers in the county, identifying indicators like teacher quality, attendance, evaluations, and even preparation.
"Each of those indicators, we saw more negative outcomes in those two different voting districts that serve more African-American and low income students," says Waymack.
The report recommends in order to improve teacher efficiency, districts should be encouraging high-performance teachers, providing support for new teachers, and to provide quality feedback.
"Recruiting and hiring teachers from training programs that at least adequately prepare them for the job," adds Waymack, "to make sure they're ready to go when they come in on day one."
Waymack says the report covers about 20,000 teachers throughout Miami-Dade.
For a look at the full report, be sure to click here.
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