teachers

Why Aren't More Ph.D.s Teaching in Public Schools?

They're highly qualified, and they need jobs. And yet fewer than one percent of all teachers have doctorates.

Poverty Is What's Crippling Public Education in the U.S.—Not Bad Teachers

We are becoming a nation of test preparation factories, and there's no evidence this strategy actually works.

America's Schools Won't Be Saved by Great Teachers

Disconnected and muddled curriculum does more damage to our schools and colleges than bad teachers do.

What Made Newark Teachers Agree to Pay Reform?

It's the first city in the country to create a comprehensive merit pay system. Here's how they did it.

The Real Reason So Many Teachers Quit Their Jobs

We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the the problem.

What the End of the Chicago Teachers Strike Means for the Rest of the Country

A broader debate about the rights of public sector employees is just beginning.