Saturday, October 11, 2014

The teacher shortage & how we treat teachers

The Economic Policy Institute reports that there is a shortage of teachers because of "public education jobs lost" and an increase in school enrollment.  At the same time, schools seem to be doing everything possible to get teachers to quit: removal of due-process, lack of seniority pay, the conversion of schools into test-prep centers, developmentally inappropriate and rigid standards, and the ongoing war on teachers in the media, including constant (and unjustified) proclamations about how bad American schools are because of mediocre teaching.

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