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In North Carolina, Teachers Work Second Jobs to Make Ends Meet

Logan Smith | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, about 16 percent of teachers nationwide are forced to work a second job outside the school system. In North Carolina, however, that number is closer to 25 percent.

Pre-School Teachers Should Be Paid Much, Much, More

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Preschool is important. But those tasked with educating the nation's littlest learners are not well-compensated for their efforts.  A new report...

More Proof That American Teachers Are Underpaid And Deserve More Respect

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

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North Carolina Teacher Turnover Even Worse Than Previously Reported

Logan Smith | Posted 11.01.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

A closer look at the data shows that for each of the last three years, teacher turnover in North Carolina has been higher than any other year for which data is available.

North Carolina's "Education Exodus" Worsens as More Teachers Leave for Better Pay

Logan Smith | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Logan Smith

Although politicians claim to support public education on the campaign trail, their actions over the past few years have done absolutely nothing to improve North Carolina schools or give teachers a meaningful pay increase.

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Steven Newton | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

The toxic combination of high student debt with low-paying work could explain why so many people choose professions outside of teaching. But there's more to it than that.

Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement To End Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

The Seattle Education Association reached a tentative agreement with district bargainers early Tuesday morning to settle a strike that began last week...

Republican Education Policy is Idiotic

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Dale Hansen

Titan of industry, Henry Ford, once said, "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing." For an example of a group that has proven to ironically learn nothing from its past mistakes, one need look no further than the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Thousands Of Seattle Teachers Strike Over Pay, Class Size

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of Seattle teachers walked out of class on Tuesday to demand higher pay and smaller cla...

9 Quotes From Students And Parents On Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

One class led by one educator has the power to change the lives of students and families forever. In light of Teacher Appreciation Day, we are hon...

Recruiting Great Teachers Starts With Eliminating the Status Quo

Vince Bertram | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

If the United States is to continue as a world leader, we must lead the world in education. And to provide the highest quality education, we must attract the highest quality teachers.

Schools Nationwide Struggle With Substitute Teacher Shortage

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco s...

Thousands Of LA Teachers Demand Higher Wages And Smaller Class Sizes

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of ...

Louisiana Charter Closes: Two Teachers Granted Back Pay

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 02.13.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On December 10, 2014, two Lafayette, Louisiana, teachers won a lawsuit for back pay due to their being reassigned from higher-paying teaching positions to lower-paying positions beginning in the 2012-13 school year.

Teachers Who Leave The Classroom Seem To Be A Lot Happier At Their New Jobs

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Over half of teachers who recently left the classroom reported better working conditions and more autonomy at their new jobs, according to a survey re...

Proof That American Teachers Are The World's Hardest Working

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

American teachers work hard. Like, really hard. This year's education report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development outl...

Education Reform Is Awful and Supporters Know It

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

At the top of many education reformers' wish list is expanding charter schools to give students a choice. The total number of charter schools currently competing with Grosse Pointe and Birmingham public schools is zero.

The Price of Great Teaching

TNTP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
TNTP

You can't put a figure on the value of sparking a child's love of reading, or making a whole room of students feel safe taking risks. But teaching is a profession, after all, and the truth is that the way we currently pay teachers in this country doesn't even come close to the true value of great teaching.

Rebecca Klein

School Districts Are Paying Teachers Incorrectly, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Nearly 90 percent of America’s school districts have a major problem, according to a report released Tuesday. They're paying teachers incorrectly. ...

These Graphs Show The Major Teaching Inequality That Exists In Many American Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

On Monday, the Obama administration announced a new plan to make sure low-income students have access to quality teachers. While the No Child Left Beh...

Education Reformers Keep Saying They Want to Pay Teachers More -- Do They Mean It?

Peter Greene | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

You would think "Let's pay teachers more" would be a fairly straightforward proposal. We could raise state taxes or even use some of that free federal money that DC makes appear out of nowhere.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, Let's Vow to Invest, Reward, and Respect Teachers

Colleen M. Niccum | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Colleen M. Niccum

As we commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a good time to reflect: if we depend on teachers to develop the future workforce and help turn our children into productive members of society, what can we do about this problem?

Millennials to Teaching Profession: Shape Up

TNTP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
TNTP

I know that there are irreplaceable teachers in every district in the country, and I'm in awe of their abilities in the classroom. But they need company.

Rebecca Klein

After 7 Years, This Teacher Makes Less Money Than When She Started -- And She's Not Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

When Megan Taber started her job at a middle school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she was promised a modest salary increase for every year she worke...

North Carolina, Your Teachers Are Worth More

TNTP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
TNTP

Here's something education reformers, union leaders and pretty much anyone paying attention can agree on: Teachers in North Carolina deserve a raise.