teacher shortage

Teachers Cannot Solve the Substitute Teaching Crisis. Nor Should They.

The logical next post in the substitute teaching sequence (see Part 1) would be to share ideas for teachers, school leaders, and substitute teachers. We heard from many people closest to the substitute teaching crisis who had ideas for easing the crisis in small and big ways. However, issues that affect entire school systems across …

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I Am a Terrible Substitute Teacher. Here’s Why That Matters.

Substitute teachers are essential to the successful operation of a school, especially in times of record numbers of teacher absences and open positions. Recent publications in TIME and EdWeek outline the crisis in detail, but if you are an educator or a parent, you likely have personal experience with this growing problem. As the COVID …

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Parents Will Get to Decide What Their Children Are Taught

Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted, “I think parents should decide what their children are taught in schools. That is all.” Like many other deep thinkers in education, Pompeo is qualified to address complex issues in the field because he attended public school.  To his credit, Pompeo graduated first in his …

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