Teachers count! Researchers found that 12-14 percent of the variability in student performance could be attributed to the classroom teacher, and this effect was dramatically increased when students had a series of effective or ineffective teachers. (http://www.ncld.org/ld-basics/ld-aamp-language/ld-aamp-math/foundations-for-success)

"Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. " -John Dewey