In your experience who are the best Teachers in the USA? You may also like to consider how a Educator in the USA commonly is approved to teach at a public educational institution, what is needed? Are experienced educators in USA known based on experience or referral?
What is the average cost of getting into Teaching as a business?
Who oversees / licenses Teachers in USA?
Do USA Teachers have a well known association?
Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education
As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public - and viral - new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. Ref. Source 6h.
Yeah, our education system is broken. We have a powerful teachers' union that cares not a whit about the kids or education; simply caring about teachers. The teachers' union is part of the reason unions have been taking a hit. Add to that the horrible way we maintain our inner city schools and you see why teachers resign. Most of them actually care about the children and education in general. How can we spend this much money per child for such poor results.
One issue is that teachers are paid very little. This leaves very little incentive to go through the lengthy schooling necessary to teach. Student debt takes too long to pay off with the small income. Another issue is the lack of respect for the position. Many parents blame the teachers for their student's failure. Even though this MAY be true, other times it is a result of the student's laziness. Regardless, teachers are blamed. There is no accountability on students anymore; the push to be the best is just too great. Teachers are also given very little resources within the classroom. A lot of time, the decorations and supplies are paid for out of their own pockets.
This is contributing to a teacher shortage in the US, leading to the decrease in quality of education over the years.
I can see in a few years that teachers will be obsolete. We will have computers teaching our kids so that those kids that want to learn and get a education excel without worrying about going to a broken or dangerous school or get bullied because they are excelling in school. The average kids will get the same education they are getting now and others who do not want to be in school will continue to skip their lessons and fail. Plus the computers will allow the students to learn at their own paces so everyone gets the same education.
Yes, that is very accurate. I feel that parents aren't supporting the teachers as they did in the past. They also aren't involved in their children's life as much due to both parents working. In the past when a student got in trouble in school they got into even more trouble at home over it. Now often the parent will complain to the school that their " perfect " child couldn't have possibly done anything wrong. I have some friends that are teachers and I hear this quite often.
Even when teachers strike, Americans give them high grades, poll shows. Unions fare worse.. Despite the disruption to parents' lives, most Americans back teachers' right to strike. The profession gets high grades and gratitude, new poll shows. Source 1q.
Teachers are running for political office in record numbers — many motivated by low pay and education cuts. Someone with an education background, from classroom teachers to support staff to college professors, is running in nearly 1 in 4 statehouse races. While most of the thousands of educators running next week are Democrats, roughly 30 percent of educators running in state legislative races are Republicans. Ref. USAToday.