Or something along those lines.
Firstly, they would have to think up something on their own, and secondly, the rest of the class would be exposed to ideas they hadn't thought of.
Among other things.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
More than having a Master's Degree, what I have bolded I believe is the root of their success.
Autonomy and authority. And in a competitive environment, where the School Fuehrer negotiates and picks his teachers, competition would weed out the poorest teachers, or they would have to elevate standards. Even the worst schools would be better than the average school today... if parents could choose where to send their kids.
What would happen is 50 states would run their own experiments. Best administered as local a level as possible.
To happen, the teachers unions would have to go. Teachers would become independent contractors.
I'll stick with my statement; "there are a lot of educated idiots out there." It's not about the level sheep skin you have. There are more critical factors, some you listed above.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)