“It’s the teachers….” I refrain from adding the usual last word to that phrase because it seems unnecessarily rude but, surprise, surprise: Top quality teachers are the key factor in making a difference to quality education and top performing schools worldwide.
This is according to this recent and extensive report (pdf) on education systems worldwide and the factors that make the difference. The report is written by Sir Michael Barber and Mona Mourshed of McKinsey & Co., a consulting firm based in London.
We are lucky indeed to have such dedicated and talented teachers at PDS. They are ones who make the biggest impact on the quality of the learning experience for our students. Attracting, hiring, retaining and recognizing quality faculty together with on-going professional development are among the top priorities of our strategic plan.