• The case against teacher certification 

    Ballou, Dale; Podgursky, Michael John (National Affairs, Inc., 1998)
    The system by which the nation trains and licenses its public school teachers recently came under sharp attack from an organization called the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF). In its 1996 ...
  • Let the Market Decide 

    Ballou, Dale; Podgursky, Michael John (Education Next, 2001)
    By thoroughly standardizing teacher pay, the single salary schedule suffers from a major flaw: It deprives the managers of public schools of the authority to adjust an individual teacher's pay to reflect both his performance ...
  • Reforming Teacher Training and Recruitment: A Critical Appraisal of the Recommendations of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future 

    Ballou, Dale; Podgursky, Michael John (Government Union Review, 1999)
    The author discusses the prolonged debate about education quality in the United States. Too many teachers had poor academic records and received low scores on tests of cognitive ability. Teacher education programs were ...