Tag Archives: teacher attrition

The unnecessary teacher shortage

The education system in the United States depends on taking advantage of teachers, and this is why we have a national teacher shortage. The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future reports that nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years; the Metlife survey of teachers reports that ‘the […]

The Connection between Schools and Democracy

My life in teaching has convinced me of one thing. Americans don’t really understand the connection between what goes on in schools and the health of our democracy. If Americans understood this connection we would do everything we could to strengthen our schools and our teaching force. We would not hesitate to devote resources to schools. We would […]