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Document Number: 9011

Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great - Approximately 64,000 top teachers leave teaching annually, and the best teachers who stay reach no more children than the very worst teachers. If we were to leverage the efforts of our high-performing teachers, retain them through support and encouragement and extend our reach by bold recruiting and dismissal, 87% of classes could be taught by gap-closing, bar-raising teachers, in a mere half-decade. (Bryan Hassel and Emily Hassel, Public Impact, June 2010)...

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