Rapidly rising rents and soaring property prices are driving out invaluable public-sector workers.
Can teacher education be improved? It certainly can. Anyone who understands the complexity and challenge of teaching knows
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed to redirect $15 billion from correctional facilities toward increasing teachers' salaries in high poverty schools. It is both practical and eminently plausible. And with the right kind of leadership and advocacy, it might even become probable.
Arne Duncan calls on state and local leaders to make a change.
"I'm going to do whatever it takes to be creative for our children, even if that means it comes out of my pocket."
This year's education report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development outlines the state of education
However, it isn’t like this in all parts of the world. In other countries, teachers’ salaries can grow substantially as they
Economist Larry Kudlow says teachers make 120K per year.
As we commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a good time to reflect: if we depend on teachers to develop the future workforce and help turn our children into productive members of society, what can we do about this problem?
Talk to any LAUSD teacher and they will tell you they clearly want a fair, living wage and that a raise is long overdue. In fact, in my conversations with fellow teachers and health and human services professionals, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks a raise isn't long overdue.