"Think About This: Progress Report on Teacher Quality" is the second installment of the "Think About This" video series presented by NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken. The series brings comprehensive research and data from years of analysis and classroom experience to bear on the challenges facing American K-12 public education. "Report Card on Teacher Quality" reveals the critical need for the United States to elevate teacher quality as the cornerstone for comprehensive K-12 education reform to improve student achievement nationwide.
"As I travel around the country presenting Milken Educator Awards to outstanding K-12 educators and working with hundreds of teachers and principals in high-need public schools with the comprehensive school reform TAP™: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement, I see the promise of education being fulfilled by many exemplary educators," says Lowell Milken. "However, this is happening largely in spite of—and not due to—the system in which they work. Each of us has the ability to play a pivotal role in creating meaningful and sustained improvements in student performance and teacher effectiveness."