Teachers and Teaching

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.
Lynette Guastaferro

Straight Up Conversation: Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro

Lynette Guastaferro is the CEO of Teaching Matters, which currently serves 237 urban schools. Their programs include Early Reading Matters, which coaches teachers on how to better teach reading skills.

Sketching a Workable Way Forward on Teacher Pay

There's a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.

What Exactly Is Teacher Professionalism, Anyway?

"Teacher professionalism" can mean profoundly different things to different people. Fordham's Robert Pondiscio argues that the key to professionalizing teaching is to ask, "What do the kids do all day?"

Newsletter

Notify Me When Education Next Posts a Big Story