The Widget Effect: Our National Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness

This report explores public school districts’ failure to measure or record teacher effectiveness in any meaningful way and argue that in addition to measuring and recording teacher effectiveness, school districts should use that information to inform decision-making. They lament that the only way to determine who effective and ineffective teachers are is usually through word of mouth.

Moneyball (Breaking Biases)

Yale graduate Peter Brand uses statistical analysis to evaluate potential players for the Oakland Athletics. Because of his revolutionary way of thinking about baseball players, Brand sees the potential in players others have discounted. Questions What is the value of having people with diverse backgrounds working at the same problem? Where is your school in…