North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.
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May 15, 2013
Teacher evaluations that are being perpetrated on teachers by politicians and reformers are wrong-headed. Peer Assistance and Review programs offer the best method that assure teacher quality.
February 23, 2013
The MetLife American Teacher Survey presented insight into the problems with teacher job satisfaction, and the frustration that is building with the bureaucratic intrusions into the demands on teachers today.
August 07, 2012
When I was the executive director of the National Education Association, I often said to the staff that I took full responsibility for their morale. I thought about it every day and with every decision I made. I appointed a design team to assist me with ideas and activities to drive a positive cultu...
March 10, 2012
The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher confirms what we have known for the last two years--teachers have become less satisfied with their jobs. The survey statistics indicate that job satisfaction has dropped 15 points in the past two years, and now stands at 44 percent. This is the lowest level...