Robert C. Pianta, professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, addresses such questions as: How does higher education support federal, state, and local efforts to ensure a high-quality teacher for every child? What really are the ingredients of a high-quality classroom? If teachers matter (and they do), what aspects of teaching lead to increased student performance? Can the public education system address the needs of less advantaged students or are private schools a better option? Find out what is being done for our education and what this might mean for the future.