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Resource ID: #22125
Subject: Education
Source: Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
Date: May 22, 2005



In order to do this investigation, the reporter developed a "teacher quality index" based on statistically relevant ways to measure teacher qualifications. Using this index, Russell was able to show that well-qualified teachers were much more likely to work in wealthy school districts. By illustrating the unequal distribution of qualified teachers across Texas, the author was able to raise some important questions about the achievement gap between poor and wealthy school districts.

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