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21 Reasons To Quit Your Job And Become A Teacher

Katrina Fried | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Katrina Fried

Against all odds, each of the fifty educators profiled is making a lasting positive impact on his or her students; the kind of impact that recasts futures, changes lives, and might just inspire the rest of us to consider a second career in education.

The Right's Back-To-School Disaster Comes At Enormous Cost

Salon | Brittney Cooper | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her an...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

Facing Low Salaries, Teachers Take To Moonlighting

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

MIAMI — By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. ...

Obama Plan To Save Teacher Jobs Makes Many Assumptions

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — It's a startling statistic on the state of American schools: An estimated 280,000 teaching and other education jobs could be lost i...

The Recession Created A 'Triple Tragedy' In Education

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Stay-at-home-mom Cindy DePace was just hitting 30 when she decided to return to the work force by going back to school and becoming ...

Laura Bassett

What Obama's Jobs Plan Does For Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

While men lost more jobs in the recession than women, women have been slower to recover, losing nearly 300,000 jobs since the economic "recovery" bega...

Sam Stein

Obama Jobs Plan: White House Weighing Options On School Repair, Teacher Hiring [UPDATE] | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON --The president's reported $300 billion plan to resuscitate a stagnant job market remains in a fairly vague form, one day before the presid...

School Principal Sells Shoe Collection To Save Teacher Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Worried about possible layoffs, school principal Michele Miller spotted a potential solution in her own home. The principal of ...

Letter To A Young Teacher

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rick Ayers

Something dawned on me. I think we pretty much should stop waiting for respect. It's not going to come, not for a long, long time.

Union: 19,000 Teachers May Be Laid Off In California Over Budget Cuts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state b...

5th Grader Donates $300 To Save Local Teacher Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed to hear that state budget cuts were forcing teacher layoffs in her area, Arcadia, Calif. 5th grader Jocelyn Lam decided to donate her life's s...

Cupertino Parents Rally To Save Teacher Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In conjunction with their Education Nation summit, NBC News is reporting education stories from across the country. Facing school budget cuts and imm...

BACK TO SCHOOL SAVINGS: Given Billions To Rehire Teachers, Schools Wait Instead

New York Times | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

As schools handed out pink slips to teachers this spring, states made a beeline to Washington to plead for money for their ravaged education budgets. ...

Job Market 2010: Teaching Positions Scarce Yet Sought After

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The 'recession-proof' market for teachers has dwindled drastically, the New York Times reports. The relatively scant number of openings for teacher...