Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dads Unplugged - Should teachers get paid $125,000 per year?

Good discussion on an important topic - I believe that if we pay teachers more, we'll get better teachers. We devalue teachers in this country - both in status and an income.

UPDATE: The New York Times reported yesterday that Andreas Schleicher, who oversees the international achievement test known by its acronym Pisa, is advocating for better teacher status in the U.S.:
“Teaching in the U.S. is unfortunately no longer a high-status occupation,” Mr. Schleicher says in the report, prepared in advance of an educational conference that opens in New York on Wednesday. “Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.”
I agree.

Should teachers get paid $125,000 per year?

Should teachers get paid $125,000 per year?

When it comes to talking about Public schools everyone has an opinion. One teacher in NYC decided to someone else’s money where his mouth is.

TEP, The Equity Project Charter school is paying their teachers $125,000 per year. They say they are holding everyone to higher standards even their students. Is it working? Would that work in your hometown?

Kent (Public schooling) and Todd (Private schooling) debate whether this is a good idea. Can it fix the issues that are derailing public schools and therefore the education of our children?

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