Thanks in large part to the #RedForEd movement, there has been a leap in awareness about just how poorly most U.S. teachers are paid. Several governors have made it a priority in this legislative session to improve teacher pay in their states. Their actions are a welcome change after a decade of austerity for America’s public schools
TEACHERS IN THE U.S. work longer hours and spend more time during the school day teaching than teachers in other parts of the world. And while the majority are satisfied with their jobs, only a fraction believes American society values their profession.
Nearly 9 in 10 Democrats, 78 percent of independents and 66 percent of Republicans think teacher salaries are too low. Slightly more than half of Americans — 52 percent — also approve of teachers leaving the classroom to strike in their search for higher pay, while 25 percent disapprove.
In the midst of teacher walkouts and protests in six states,1 Americans across the country overwhelmingly support paying teachers as the professionals they are. According to a recent New York Times poll, nearly three-fourths of U.S. adults believe that teacher pay is too low, and two-thirds support increasing taxes to raise the salaries of public
A new report says the shortage of skilled teachers in the United States is a bigger problem than people may think. The not-for-profit, Washington-based Economic Policy Institute, or EPI, published the report last week. It was the first in a six-part series that aims to examine the causes of — and solutions for — the
TWO STUDIES ON HOW BEST to teach elementary schools students – one on the popular trend of “platooning” and one on the far less common practice of “looping” – at first would seem totally unrelated other than the fact that they both use silly words with double-o’s. Platooning refers to having teachers specialize in a
VETOES? Gov. Ron DeSantis issues a statement supporting the Florida Legislature’s education legislation, some of which he has already received. Still, thousands of residents call for a veto of the measure allowing teachers to participate in the state’s armed guardian program, Florida Phoenix reports.
Schools in the York County region are raising teacher pay, and Clover is no exception. The Clover school district has proposed increasing starting teacher pay to $40,075 for 2019-’20, said Ken Love, assistant superintendent of business services. The increase, at a cost of $600,000, is included in the district’s proposed $93 million budget, Love said.
New teachers can’t afford median rent almost anywhere. Our city-by-city analysis validates a theme in teacher strikes. But that’s not the full story
Despite nationwide walk-outs and protests in the spring of 2018, most teachers face the same conditions — including low pay, crumbling facilities, and outdated textbooks — as they return to their classrooms this fall. But those conditions don’t only make their work difficult. TIME spoke with teachers across the country about their personal financial situations