What’s the common factor among black, Hispanic, and white students who achieve higher than expected? An experienced teacher.
It’s not just about low salaries. Pressure-filled working environments are driving too many educators out of the profession.
A perfect storm in the teacher labor market has formed, and students in high-poverty schools are bearing the brunt of its impact.
Still a predominantly rural trend, four-day school weeks are now inching closer to cities and suburbs. Is the change still worth it?
The transformation of the teaching profession over the past 30 years, says expert, needs to be better understood by school leaders and policymakers.
Teachers and students deserve a fair, transparent, and professional salary schedule that delivers stability to their classrooms.
The impact on students may be greater when turnover occurs during the school year, underlining the urgency to strengthen the teaching profession.
On Substitute Educators Day, a part of American Education Week, NEA honors its more than 4,700 substitute educator members.
In 1979, teachers earned 5.5% less than comparable workers. Today the teacher pay gap has grown to 18.7%.