August 2005 Archives

Should creationism or intelligent design be taught in addition to evolution? How should science teachers handle the issue? What pressures are they facing?

In a the August/September Classroomtech column, Kevin Bushweller observes that the profileration of online schools is raising questions about the necessity of in-person interactions with students. How important are teachers' face-to-face interactions with students? What value do they have? Should virtual schools have guidelines or requirements should virtual to ensure face time?...

A much discussed new book, Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Sacrifices of America's Teacher, argues that teacher pay is scandalously low considering importance and difficultly the work they do, and that low salaries jeopardize the stability of the profession and the education system.


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