At breakfast in New Orleans a couple weeks ago, the #2 dean of a top 10 Ed School told me about a proposal he'd made to his faculty.

Let's give a guarantee on every teacher we train. If they need any remediation in their first year, we provide it, free.

The profs told him he was crazy. He pushed back. "But we say we're the top Ed School around, so why not?" Eye rolls. He dropped the matter.

Too bad. Dean was right. Guarantees lead to "real" feedback, the stuff you don't want to hear.

We're planning on offering a guarantee. If our Ed School grad doesn't succeed, in the sole opinion of the principal who hired him or her, we refund the placement fee in full. NQA.