By the Company It Keeps: Daly Edition

There's an interesting interview today with TNTP President Tim Daly on Flypaper, a blog published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Andy Smarick gets Tim talking about our latest research into first-year teacher development, including what an ideal teacher-certification program might look like. Hint: pretty different from the way things stand now.

“This is a policy issue where our instints and the evidence can point in opposite directions. We all want to hold a high bar for entry into teaching. It's a reasonable assumption that asking candidates to jump through all sorts of hoops before becoming teachers is going to improve quality. But the evidence just doesn't support it.”

Want to read more, including Tim's thoughts on spreadsheets and Stan Musial? Check out the whole interview here.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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