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Those Greedy Prius-Driving, Coupon-Clipping Teachers!

David Lyell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Los Angeles
David Lyell

Talk to any LAUSD teacher and they will tell you they clearly want a fair, living wage and that a raise is long overdue. In fact, in my conversations with fellow teachers and health and human services professionals, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks a raise isn't long overdue.

A 'Radical Experiment' In Teacher Pay

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Denver

By Stephanie Simon June 10 (Reuters) - A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different ...

Student Loans: the Problem and Solutions

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
William B. Bradshaw

I'll start with the severity of the problem and then turn to solutions. Defaults on student loans are looming as the next big financial crises facing...

Many Florida Teachers May Soon Get A Bigger Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

The Florida legislature reached a revised budget deal Wednesday that would offer pay hikes for qualifying teachers and school employees as early as Se...

Has Education Become a Victim of the Financial Crisis?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Many countries have not been able to adjust staffing levels to a rapidly declining student population, so class sizes have declined and costs have risen, without automatically changing and improving the nature of teaching and learning.

Study: Earlier Teacher Raises Connects To Better Student Performance

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

A new study has found that frontloading teacher salaries —that is, awarding larger raises early in a teacher’s career and smaller raises later —...

And Then God Said, 'Let There Be Statistics'

David Macaray | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education
David Macaray

Teachers aren't suggesting they not be held accountable. What they're saying is that we acknowledge the realities of the classroom, that we not gloss over the real problems, formidable as they may be, and pretend that the flaws in our education system are the fault of the teachers.

Are Teachers Overpaid?

Rob Furman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Rob Furman

This is a question that is always up for debate. Of course, if you ask teachers and people in the educational world, they will say that teachers are not only NOT overpaid, they are drastically underpaid.

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

End the Strike: Our Children Deserve a Quality Education

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

As the Chicago Teachers Union begins their strike, I can empathize with some of their demands. However, I do not believe the solution is to abandon our responsbility to our children.

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

By Teachers, for Teachers

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Share My Lesson is by teachers, for teachers, and it will become the largest online community for educators in the United States. It categorizes teacher-created resources by grade level, subject and type of resource.

Teachers Find That Higher Degrees Do Not Mean Higher Pay

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

A controversial Florida state law limits how new teachers may receive bonus pay based on advanced degrees, preventing an art teacher, for example, fro...

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Majority Of Teacher Retirement Funds Underfunded, Study Says

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As a new generation of teachers replaces retiring baby boomers, financially strapped states face a quandary – what to do about teacher...

The Global Search for Education: Searching for Star Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

On January 1, 2012, educators nationwide lost an educational icon. Dr. Martin Haberman, long time researcher, educator, writer, and mentor to teachers, passed away in Milwaukee. And Dr. Haberman never wavered from his goal.

The Compensation Conversation: A Teacher's Two Cents

Teach Plus | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

There's one perspective conspicuously missing from the teacher salary discussion: a teacher's. How do we feel about how we're compensated? In what direction would we like to see this conversation move?

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. ...

Teacher Pay Study Asks the Wrong Question, Ignores Facts, Insults Teachers

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Instead of asking whether teachers are overpaid, the AEI/Heritage researchers should have asked what it would take to recruit and retain highly effective teachers for all students.

Another CPS School Breaks From Union, OKs Longer Day

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

A supermajority of teachers at Englewood's Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy voted Thursday to add 90 minutes of instructional time to their school ...

Three CPS Schools Break From Union, OK Longer School Day

Posted 11.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard received an early Labor Day present when teachers at three sm...

WATCH: 'Two Teachers And A Microphone' Rap A Public Letter To Duncan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Twitter's 140-character allowance wasn't enough for anonymous rapping teacher duo Two Teachers and a Microphone to talk education with U.S. Secretary ...

Top 5 Reasons Why Teachers Keep Leaving The Classroom

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Just as high school dropout and graduation rates are a persistent issue of concern in the education arena, teacher turnover rates are similarly troubl...

What's The Best Approach To Teacher Incentives In U.S. Education?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta is in the middle of an educational crisis with allegations and reports of widespread cheating across the district's school teachers. Now the t...