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Teacher Shortage

The Feds, And The New York Times, Double Down On Strategies That Fail Our Students

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.22.2016 | Education
Rick Ayers

A few weeks before the election of Hillary Clinton as president, the New York Times offers an editorial criticizing s university based teacher educati...

The Answer To Teacher Shortages: Creating A Sustainable Profession

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Teacher shortages have been much in the news. After years of layoffs during the fiscal recession, an upturn in the economy has allowed districts to begin hiring again. The problem is that many districts cannot find qualified teachers to fill the new positions.

There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers Of Color. NYC Is Working To Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices

Kevin He had a problem. He was a senior in high school, and was gearing up to go to prom. He had asked a date and picked out a gray suit. But he didn...

How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.17.2017 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The last 15 years have been marked by top-down education policies that promoted testing over teaching, competition over collaboration, austerity over investment, and scapegoating teachers rather than valuing them. The Every Student Succeeds Act, the new federal education law, moves us in the right direction, but past policies have left their mark.

Teachers: The Most Valuable Human Resource

Philip Kovacs | Posted 03.08.2017 | Education
Philip Kovacs

What may be the strangest outcome of the teacher shortage and ESSA is that, for the first time in our country's history, we are going to have to treat teachers the same way we treat any other resource. In this case, it is a human resource.

What If Our Teacher Shortage Is Actually a Leadership Shortage?

Scott Morgan | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
Scott Morgan

If we can bring best-in-class leadership and management practices to education, we can create schools and school systems where our nation's most talented, diverse professionals clamor to work now and for decades to come.

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Steven Newton | Posted 09.29.2016 | 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.

What's Behind the U.S. Teacher Shortage?

Quora | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education

Teaching is not a particularly well-respected position. Many people do not want to be a part of a profession that is often looked down upon. Too many of today's politicians and corporate leaders talk about the poor quality of teachers without having any idea of what they are talking about. They've never been in a classroom.

A Memo To States: This Is How You Create A Teacher Shortage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

It's back-to-school time in Kansas, and kids are starting to trickle back into school hallways. But when these students arrive at their classrooms, th...

This Movie Theater PSA Is Inspiring Kids To Become Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

A public service announcement encouraging young people to become teachers has been playing in hundreds of movie theaters around the country in recogni...

Joy Resmovits

This School District Is Hiring By The Thousands | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

Technology specialist Sara Boucher teaches about 1,000 students in classes as large as 45 at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School in Clark County, Nevad...

We Need More Great Teachers

Matt Kramer | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Matt Kramer

We believe there is a tremendous amount that we can all do to ensure more individuals see this as the most critical and rewarding path they can take.

The World Is In Desperate Need Of 4 Million More Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

In order to get every child in an elementary school classroom by the year 2015, the world would need 4 million more teachers. That's according to a...

Ending Teacher Tenure Could Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.

The Impending Teacher Shortage

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

There is time to take the necessary steps to turn this shortage into a meaningful education reform that will improve the quality of and broaden the racial demographics of those individuals who enter the teaching profession.

Who Will Teach the Children?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Why would anyone want to become a teacher? Today, teachers are leaving the field faster than schools of education can train their replacements.

Teacher Shortages: Nonprofit Offers Bonuses To Attract New Recruits

KCRG News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A first-year teacher has a long list of financial needs -- school supplies, rent, car payments and professional clothing being j...

Raising Standards for Teachers in the Wake of a Crisis

Meredith Ely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Meredith Ely

As we think of the potential teacher shortage, we must keep in mind not only ways to increase the number of teachers, but also who we want in classrooms.