The Quest for Quality

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About half of all new teachers leave the field within five years. Duval County businesses and community groups are trying to find a solution.

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Quality Education for All, or QEA, is a $50 million effort aimed at improving student achievement in 36 of the area’s toughest schools, and over the last 10 years it's generated nearly $40 million in local private funding. Those behind it call the effort unprecedented, but not yet sustainable.

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For some the multimillion dollar philanthropic effort known as Quality Education for All is strong sign of support for a community that has lacked it for all too long. But for others, it is another set of promises and plans that will lead to disappointment.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

In part one of our Quest for Quality series, we’ll hear from educators at one of the 36 schools being impacted by Quality Education for All, as well as individuals in the nonprofit and business world about the genesis and purpose of the multimillion dollar investment.