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Once again, more information that the quality of teachers matters, this study was based on Florida student and teacher data.

Teachers hired during recession periods appeared to be somewhat more effective boosting students’ math scores than those teachers hired in more secure times, according to a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Why? Because during recessions, districts got an influx of better-quality applicants for jobs.

Source: Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds – Teacher Beat – Education Week