Teachers and Teaching

School Closed sign outside Churchill High School

Reopening Decisions Are Mostly a Matter of Trust

"Many low-income and working-class parents don’t trust their kids’ schools to keep them safe."
A police car parked in front of an office building

The Case for Case Studies: Teaching During Covid-19

“A kid who decided to break a police car window to steal masks from an officer, who arrests people attempting to enter stores without a mask”

About a Teacher

A new film written and directed by a teacher comes closer to capturing the feel of classroom life than most of its big budget predecessors.

“I had known enough to know I had had a great teacher”

Teachers Two of my models are Teacher, by Sylvia Ashton Warner (1963) and a collection...
Portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

An interview that stops at the “story” sets up employees for failure

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem

Redesign roles, budgets, and schedules to put excellent teachers in charge of small teaching teams, for more pay.

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout

Teachers spend more than a third of their instructional time on tasks other than instruction. And that's before we add in paperwork done outside the classroom.

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries

The U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation.

AFT Misses a Chance to Demand that Teachers Get Support They Need

Teachers are angry about inadequate training and poor curricula.

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