Washington does not have the research base it needs to examine three key aspects of teaching quality: the interaction between teachers and the students in their classrooms, the skills and knowledge teachers bring to the classroom and how teachers' work is supported.
If we are to strengthen the teaching profession, we need to be able to describe with clarity and accuracy the quality of teaching, the quality of the teaching work force and the quality of support for teachers' work.
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The three other classsrooms are just fine. Why is Sarah's classroom management not improving?