Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

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Good teachers know that intelligence is achievable. That knowledge informs how they act in the classroom. In part two of their conversation, education correspondent Emily Hanford asks author Dana Goldstein what else she learned while writing The Teacher Wars.

The Teacher Wars

The Teacher Wars

Here are some examples: LBJ’s own teaching  experience helped him realize that public education needs more than good teachers; Curriculum should drive tests, not the other way around; The way forward relies on best practices of working teachers.

Dana Goldstein comes from a family of public school educators. She is a staff writer for The Marshall Project. She has been writing about education since 2007.