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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
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.
- Marty Schollenberger Swaim teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia and author of "Teacher Time" (Redbud)
- Craig Jerald Education Week senior editor and project director of Quality Counts
- Sandra Feldman American Federation of Teachers
- Jeanne Allen president of the Center for Education Reform
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