While external forces shape the majority of the child's academic development, like poverty, family, and community. A teacher can make up anywhere from a 1% to 14% difference in a child's academic outcome Therefore, if a school system really wants to maximize the child's academic potential, they should provide "quality teachers" to these students. However, in the New York City school system, its "education on the cheap" and the only hiring being done are the "newbies". For example, there were 6,000 teachers that left the school system last year. However, few ATRs were hired for these vacancies. Moreover, experienced teachers who wanted to transfer from their school and had ten or more years of experience, found that other schools were not interested in obtaining their services, despite their stellar record or reputation. Instead the schools hired "newbie" or untenured teachers, who have a steep learning curve to achieve "quality teacher" status, to fill these vacancies.
The education reform groups and their media allies demand that all teachers be "quality teachers" but when they are presented with the clear evidence that the New York City Public School System is only hiring the "cheapest and not the best teachers" for their students, they remain silent. Better to ignore the inconvenient truth than to address the hypocrisy
The bottom line, until the City requires the DOE to revise their hiring practices and eliminate the "fair student funding" policy, its "education on the cheap" and continued poor student academic outcomes. Just like a snake oil salesman, the DOE will claim its "children first" but in reality its all about the money and not about what's best for the students.