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.
Erik Hanushek, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
"The evaluation of TAP schools clearly shows that teachers in the program are significantly better than the average teacher in regular public schools. More TAP teachers are above average in terms of student achievement gains. Fewer are far below. This finding is very notable given the importance of teachers to student achievement."