His information on class size has application to every metro system: I am writing in hopes of influencing your priorities with respect to class size as you continue to formulate a vision for our district’s schools.
APS offers one of the most competitive compensation packages of any district in the nation.
Instead, a perceived culture of incompetence is what has long dissuaded talented people from joining the district.
What fewer realize is that the size of this gap is not insurmountably large.
The average APS student scores about 0.25 standard deviations below the state average.
A recent Education Week report showed that New York City has been able to turn around its first-year teaching pool, but it took a very long time.