Monthly Archives: May 2017

Want to improve schools? Improve teaching conditions and you will!

Most good teachers will tell you it takes many years to become a successful teacher. Attending to the social, emotional, artistic, physical, and academic needs of several dozen children all in one room at the same time is no walk in the park. Gradually, when properly supported, beginning teachers learn their craft. Common agreement is that it takes […]

Maine’s teacher shortage could be fixed

The school year is drawing to a close, and teachers everywhere in the US are looking forward to a break from classrooms. In the face of mounting pressures, many are also weighing the advantages and disadvantages of remaining in the profession long-term. We face a growing teacher shortage in Maine and in the nation as a whole. […]