Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2015-08-03
Google “teacher shortage” and the results are frightening. As a former teacher, and as a former teacher educator, I am not surprised. About five years ago, I surveyed an entire population of K-8 teachers. More than half said they would not encourage people to enter the profession. Their dissatisfaction wasn’t about pay. The teachers we surveyed were more concerned about autonomy, respect, and increased accountability measures that were either age inappropriate or ina... Read more.