Domestic Public Policy

Increasing Teacher Quality: Can We Learn from Successful Charter Schools?

Grant Year: 2018

Marcus Winters, Joshua Cowen, and Scott Imberman will examine whether liberalizing the rules that govern the hiring, assessment, and retention of teachers can help improve the performance of schools. Using nine years of data on students in traditional public and charter schools in Massachusetts, they will identify patterns of teacher hiring, retention, and mobility across different types of schools. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of articles and briefings.

Boston University Domestic Public Policy