Why Schools Should Shift Away From Curricula to a Teacher-Centric Approach

By April 21, 2014News

As students across the country buckle down for standardized testing season, the recent backlash against implementing the Common Core State Standards has illuminated a pressing problem for educators and students alike: our education system’s emphasis on curriculum. However, when looking at the factors that drive better student outcomes, all evidence points to the quality of the teacher, not the quality of the curriculum.

According to an EPE Research Center report, test scores and other quantitative measures have shown that teaching has the largest in-school impact on student learning. So why do some schools operate under the mentality that teachers can “plug their students in” and let the curricula do the rest?

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