South Carolina’s Teacher Bill of Rights

By Al Dozier  A delegation of educators from across the state showed up at the State House Dec. 12 to promote a “Teacher Bill of Rights” that calls for increased salaries and the elimination of “excessive and burdensome paperwork.” The effort comes at a time when the state is seeing a continuing shortage of teachers. More…

West Virginia Critical Math Teacher Shortage

By Jordan Nelson  West Virginia continues to suffer from a teacher shortage, an education official shared Monday, primarily due to teachers not being certified in the courses they teach.  During the Joint Standing Committee on Education meeting, Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent for Support & Accountability for the State Department of Education, said the state has dire need for…

Increasing Racial Gap in Minnesota Schools

By Faiza Mahamud and MaryJo Webster  Across Minnesota, as the student population becomes more racially diverse, the number of teachers of color is not keeping pace. Since the 2006-07 school year — when this year’s high school graduating class was in first grade — the number of K-12 students of color has exploded, while that…

Increasing Teacher Shortage in America

By Niyah Guthery  Teachers and public school systems all over America are taking a loss. The United States is experiencing one of the greatest shortages in teachers and state educators in over a decade. Since the early 1990s, the national enrollment number of those in teacher education programs has drastically declined. According to the Learning…

Why Do Teachers Quit?

By Elizabeth Mulvahill  Recently, WeAreTeachers posted an infographic from the Learning Policy Institute which addressed many of the frustrations and issues teachers are dealing with in today’s education culture. The infographic illustrated the top reasons cited as to why teachers quit the profession. The topic definitely struck a chord with our readers. We received an overwhelming amount…

Chicago’s Consistent Teacher Shortage

By Chris Coffey and Ron Campbell The solution to keeping your school’s best and brightest teachers from fleeing the classroom: better working conditions, more administrative support and higher salaries. That’s according to education policy experts who are urging the nation’s school districts to invest in teachers now in order to reverse troubling turnover rates. Since…