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How To Get Better Teachers—and Treat Them Right

Chester E. Finn Jr.

August 24, 2004

To start producing better students, we need to find better teachers. To do that, Chester E. Finn, Jr., a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, proposes taking a common-sense approach to lure our best and brightest to join the profession: deregulate teaching, and pay outstanding teachers more than mediocre ones. In addition, Finn suggests improvements to how we train teachers, so they can offer better-quality instruction to students.

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