Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Report Spotlights Stagnant Wage Growth for Mid- and Late-Career Teachers

July 23, 2014 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker While most Americans agree that teachers do not receive the professional pay they deserve, the conversation has generally been framed around the difficulty of attracting people to the teaching profession. Less attention has been paid to educators who have been in the classroom for at least ten years and the stagnant salaries [...]

How a Fair Starting Salary Attracts the Best and Brightest to Teaching

June 8, 2012 by twalker  
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By John Rosales When Matt Goldstein graduated in 2005 from Pennsauken High School in New Jersey, his dream was to finish college and return to the school as a teacher. In 2011, after serving as a substitute teacher for several years, Goldstein, 24, became a fulltime teacher at Pennsauken at a starting salary of $53,000. [...]

When the Media Asks “Are Teachers Overpaid?” Educators Ask “Are They Crazy?”

February 6, 2012 by twalker  
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By Teal Ruland “Are Teachers Overpaid?” A few weeks ago, the New York Times invited five academics to answer that question in its Room for Debate section. Why would the nation’s “newspaper of record”  bother? Research has overwhelmingly shown that public school teachers are paid relatively less than comparable workers, that their wages have been [...]

International Study Links Higher Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality

January 4, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker This week, the New York Times invited a few members of the education policy world to answer the question “Are Teachers Overpaid?” Probably quite a few teachers are incredulous that this question is even being asked. They know that too many educators have been denied competitive, professional pay for too long and [...]

Professional Learning Deserves Professional Pay

November 29, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker The recently released 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a periodic review of test results among elementary and secondary students in the United States, contained an interesting nugget. It suggests that, contrary to most of the recent research, having a teacher with an advanced degree is associated with higher student achievement. [...]

Alternative Pay System Improves Teacher Practice

October 25, 2011 by clong  
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By Cindy Long Stephen Atwood teaches in Portland, Maine, the small seaside New England city most people associate with lobstermen, lighthouses and a legacy of longtime Mainers. But spend a day in Atwood’s classroom and you’ll hear kids speaking Arabic, Sudanese, Khmer, Somali, Spanish, French, Acholi, or Kinyarwanda. The Portland Public School district is the [...]

Education Nation 2011: Teachers Take the Microphone

September 25, 2011 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker For two hours on Sunday, educators sounded off on a nationally televised forum about the challenges facing public education and what the country can do to address them. The forum was NBC’s “Teacher Town Hall,” the kick-off event of Education Nation 2011, which is bringing together educators, policymakers, elected officials, parents, business [...]

Laptops Are Not Teachers

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By Tim Walker The third bill of Idaho schools Superintendent Tom Luna’s education reform plan is headed for final passage. The bill allocates new spending on laptop computers for high school students across the state. New technology in the classroom – what could be wrong with that? In Idaho’s case, almost everything. Luna’s plan isn’t [...]