"The schoolâ€™s creator and first principal, Zeke M. Vanderhoek, contends that high salaries will lure the best teachers. He says he wants to put into practice the conclusion reached by a growing body of research: that teacher quality â€” not star principals, laptop computers or abundant electives â€” is the crucial ingredient for success.
â€œI would much rather put a phenomenal, great teacher in a field with 30 kids and nothing else than take the mediocre teacher and give them half the number of students and give them all the technology in the world,â€ said Mr. Vanderhoek."
Will it work? Should we try it here?