"It’s difficult not to respond when you hear there is such a significant need.”
But, sadly, the corporate reformers and government overseers do not actually plan to fund or support more thorough teacher
Teacher shortages have been much in the news. After years of layoffs during the fiscal recession, an upturn in the economy has allowed districts to begin hiring again. The problem is that many districts cannot find qualified teachers to fill the new positions.
The sad truth is that teaching is not as respected as other professions.
New York City wants to get 1,000 more men of color in classrooms over the next few years.
The last 15 years have been marked by top-down education policies that promoted testing over teaching, competition over collaboration, austerity over investment, and scapegoating teachers rather than valuing them. The Every Student Succeeds Act, the new federal education law, moves us in the right direction, but past policies have left their mark.
If we can bring best-in-class leadership and management practices to education, we can create schools and school systems where our nation's most talented, diverse professionals clamor to work now and for decades to come.
Teaching is not a particularly well-respected position. Many people do not want to be a part of a profession that is often looked down upon. Too many of today's politicians and corporate leaders talk about the poor quality of teachers without having any idea of what they are talking about. They've never been in a classroom.
A handy recipe for a teacher shortage like the one in Kansas.
The PSA, called #TEACHNow, has been playing in nearly 400 theaters as part of Participant Media's TEACH Campaign, which aims
Then there's the problem of Las Vegas' image of glitzy casinos and ersatz monuments. "We're selling a state as a great place
Currently, there are 58 million children of primary school age who are not attending class worldwide, the report said. The
While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.