Teachers

Teachers

In the last year, newspapers and magazines have been running articles about a nationwide shortage of qualified teachers in U.S. public schools. In turn, teachers face complicated problems which can include low pay, unmanageable class size...

In the last year, newspapers and magazines have been running articles about a nationwide shortage of qualified teachers in U.S. public schools. In turn, teachers face complicated problems which can include low pay, unmanageable class size, parental interference, lack of support from school administrators, and violent students. A panel talks about the biggest problems facing teachers and schools, and what can be done to attract and keep good educators.

Guests

Jeanne Allen

president of the Center for Education Reform

Sandra Feldman

American Federation of Teachers

Craig Jerald

Education Week senior editor and project director of Quality Counts

Marty Schollenberger Swaim

teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia and author of "Teacher Time" (Redbud)

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