Teachers

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Preparing Children for the Future – The role of primary teachers and schools

This paper, commissioned by Teach First, provides evidence on the benefits of career development activities for children in the primary phase, and the range of teacher roles when delivering it. In doing so the research attempts to map what primary schools are doing to tackle the influence of socio-economic issues that affect children’s future transition … Continue reading

Global Teacher Status Index, 2018 – The world’s children need to be taught by people in an occupation that engenders high respect and status

The Global Teacher Status Index is based on in-depth opinion by Populus in 35 countries that explores the attitudes on issues ranging from what is a fair salary for teachers to whether they think pupils respect teachers to how highly people rank their own education system. There have been many international comparisons in education, but this the … Continue reading

Developing Real Employability Skills in Schools in UK – Over 90% of teachers believe that the top five skills and two of the four competencies are developed

There have been numerous studies asking employers ‘what they really want’ in terms of workforce skills. These often show that employers express concerns about students’ skills level in certain areas, for instance, communications. But there are two challenges – the number of overlapping studies and the broad definition of these skills. This report takes a … Continue reading

Teacher Shortage in US – Little evidence for a national case

While anecdotal accounts of substantial teacher shortages are increasingly common, we present evidence that such shortages are not a general phenomenon but rather are highly concentrated by subject (e.g., mathematics, science, and special education) and in schools (e.g., those serving disadvantaged students) where hiring and retaining teachers are chronic problems. The authors discuss several promising, complementary … Continue reading

Literacy and Numeracy skills of Teachers – On average, they score better but the scope for improvement varies between countries

Teachers are essential for the development of human capital in society. Their skills are formed in teacher training programs, but are also highly influenced by the type and overall quality of the students who enter these programs and become teachers. Understanding which segment of the population is part of the teacher corps is important in … Continue reading

Teachers – What they do when they leave teaching

There’s a chart taken from data from the “Teacher Follow-up Survey” (TFS) of the School and Staffing Survey, which is administered to school teachers nationwide every four years by the U.S. Department of Education. We see in the chart that about 16 percent of teachers exited a school in recent years, combining both exits represented … Continue reading

US / More prisoners than high school teachers

If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were some 1,570,000 inmates in state and federal prisons in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department. By contrast, there were about 1,530,000 engineers in America last year, … Continue reading

Chicago / Teachers layoffs in 2011 / Union claims black neighborhoods were targeted

The Chicago Board of Education targeted teachers in black neighborhoods for layoffs in 2011, firing African-American teachers at a higher rate than white coworkers, the teacher’s union claims in a class action. Chicago Teachers Union Local 1; the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, and three teachers sued the Board of Education of the City of … Continue reading

Detroit / Teachers’ union will sue district over layoffs

The teachers’ union in Detroit says it plans to file a lawsuit against Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday for the “improper” dismissal of more than 422 teachers at the start of the school year. Detroit Federation of Teachers’ president Keith Johnson will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. at the DFT hall to announce … Continue reading

US – Teacher Layoffs – A White House Report

The White House has released a new report that finds that the loss of teachers and other education staff is forcing communities into difficult choices that harm our children’s education and future, including increasing class sizes and shortening school years and days.  The report shows that more than 300,000 local education jobs have been lost … Continue reading

Quality of teaching and research is greatest when faculty are secure in their freedom to inquire, speak, teach and publish

At some point, discussions about the quality of higher education in the U.S. come around to the subject of tenure. And the disagreement could hardly be more stark.   Critics of tenure for college professors say it is ruining the education of millions of students. In pursuit of tenure, they say, professors have become experts … Continue reading

Disinvestment in Education In North America | How do you think we’ll get by in the 21st century ?

Renowned Economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz strongly rebuked the policy of disinvestment in education occurring in  debt-laden US states, as he addressed a packed house at Victoria Street theatre in Santa Barbara on February 19 in 2010. But this is also going on in Canada and the trend seems to get worse every where since … Continue reading

As Thousand of Teachers Are Laid-off, Education Slowdown Threatens U.S. – WSJ.com

Throughout American history, almost every generation has had substantially more education than that of its parents. That is no longer true. When baby boomers born in 1955 reached age 30, they had about two years more schooling than their parents, according to Harvard University economists Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, who have calculated the average … Continue reading

Cleveland | Layoffs of 508 Teachers

The Cleveland School Board unanimously passed a good portion of the CEO’s budget recommendations at Tuesday night’s meeting – including laying off 508 teachers. The rest of the plan the was not voted on. They will vote on the remaining parts on May 4th. During the meeting Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), … Continue reading

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