On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I take the underlying reasons why education traditionalists are wrongly unhappy about the dismissal of ineffective teachers in DC, and way too willing to excuse the misbehavior of teachers in the Atlanta cheating scandal. More than ever, for the sake of children and good-to-great teachers, we must make it easier to get rid of laggard instructors who don’t belong in classrooms — and can’t treat the problem of low teacher quality like a Cameron Diaz film.

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