NWP colleague Natalie Bernasconi recently shared with me the infographic below. We were both disturbed by one of the statistics cited: In the United States nearly half the teachers come from the lower 1/3 of their college classes.
Over a year ago, Larry Ferlazzo challenged the same data, researched its sources, and concluded: “This bottom-third thing does seem to me to be a bunch of baloney.”
Within my circle of district and NWP colleagues, I continually stand back in awe of the work they are doing. They create. They share. They impact the lives of teachers and their students. They continually seek innovative ways of rolling out the curriculum. They make a difference. They care. They are not from the bottom 1/3 of anything.