Eight years earlier, Amber Damm was laid off following her first year of teaching. For the good of all, she did not give up and got another job. The same thing happened to the 1990 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, according to an article by Chris Stewart and Charlie Weaver in the St. Paul Pioneer Press last week.
Teachers not only make a difference, the make THE difference. The New Teacher Project found that sutdents wyho have had an ineffective teacher make 2.5 to 3.5 months less progress in a school year than students who have had even an average teacher. The good news: Teacher accountability is coming.