December 14, 2012
NIET Statement on Newtown, CT, School Shooting
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching offers our deepest sympathies to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. Schools must be safe havens for students and those who care for them.
Jim Rex, Former South Carolina Superintentent of Education
"Through these efforts [implementing TAP], we'll reach the tipping point of moving from a pilot project to a full-blown statewide model of reform. A performance-based compensation system, using value-added measures that are reliable and transparent, will ultimately affect achievement for all students. . ."