Teachers in Pennsylvania's Chester Upland School District have agreed to continue working even though the district can no longer afford to pay them.
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January 09, 2012
January 05, 2012
More than half of Americans believe that U.S. teachers are underpaid, according to a national telephone survey by Poll Position.
January 04, 2012
School librarians in California are being forced to defend the continued viability of their trade.
December 01, 2011
Former Teach for America corps member and recruiter Gary Rubenstein writes a damning critique of TFA on his blog, arguing that the organization has "lost its way" and is now contributing to the educational inequalities it seeks to eliminate. When he joined the organization 20 years ago, said Ruben...
November 14, 2011
In a satirical "guide" to foreign tourists about the nature of inequalities in the U.S.--those that are socially acceptable vs. inacceptable to call attention to--David Brooks eventually picks on the teaching profession.
November 11, 2011
NYC Educator is appalled by the way teachers in New York's absent-teacher reserve pool (that is, teachers who've lost their permanent positions and are reassigned to fill in at other schools) are being treated by the higher-ups. A female ATR was instructed to do secretarial duties. For those unfam...
October 31, 2011
Last week, we highlighted a study finding that minority teacher shortages are caused largely by unsatisfactory working conditions in schools. In response, a teacher now working abroad sent us an email amplifying the point: My thoughts are that many minority teachers have probably had to struggle...
October 28, 2011
As part of a contract dispute, teachers in British Columbia have been working on a limited-duties basisor, depending on your perspective, you might say a focused-duties basis. They are still teaching in their classrooms, but they are refusing, among other things, to communicate with administra...
October 25, 2011
A new analysis of federal data suggests that minority teacher shortages are caused not by a lack of minority candidates entering the profession but by unsatisfactory working conditions in schools. The study, conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers Richard M. Ingersoll and Henry May, fi...
October 20, 2011
Reflecting on some recent biz-tech reading he's been doing, Bill Ferriter questions whether schools are doing enoughif anythingto evaluate prospective teacher-hires by their potential for innovation. He's developed a few sample interview questions to help them along. Here's a good one: ...