While heartbreaking to read, the letters reveal a lot and may be changing the conversation about public education for the better.
States must address the conditions that are driving qualified teachers out of the classroom after only a few years, say experts.
Study: The common refrain that teacher effectiveness plateaus after only a few years in the classroom is simply untrue.
Bringing under-qualified educators into classrooms is not the answer to any question.
The percentage of college freshmen who say they will major in education has plummeted over the past decade.
When students have teachers who look like them and are more culturally responsive to their needs, they benefit academically.
According to OECD, teachers in the United States spend more time in the classroom than teachers in almost every other nation.
According to a global survey, the professional status of educators has declined over the past decade. What will it take to reverse the trend?
The world needs more school teachers. A lot of them.