Teachers, students and supporters rally in front of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in February.
Teachers' unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
Striking teachers are increasingly casting their struggle as being part of a broader struggle for social justice.
The teacher strikes that have swept the US represent a new shift in teacher activism that has led teacher unions to align with broader social and racial justice movements, an education scholar says.
Denver public school teachers went on strike on Feb. 11 and successfully eliminated a controversial bonus-based pay system.
Through a three-day strike, Denver teachers got rid of a bonus-based pay system that they say was unfair. An education policy expert explains what the end of bonus-based pay means for Denver schools.
There need to be deeper reforms to teaching, such as higher pay at the top end, better opportunities for career advancement, and improvements to the professional working environment.
Evidence shows improving teacher selection will improve student results.
Men and women face different trade-offs when choosing careers.
For women with a bachelor of arts degree, teaching is one of the highest paying jobs. The opposite is true for men.
Los Angeles teachers are striking after contract negotiations failed in the nation’s second-largest school district.
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The teachers strike in Los Angeles is the first big one of 2019, but likely not the last. An education scholar says low teacher pay and inadequate public school funding will likely spur more strikes.
Teachers and students wave to motorists in Peoria, Ariz.
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Yes, money is one big reason. But teachers also just want to be heard like everyone else and are using methods that have been shown to be effective.
The programs are long and intense, the creativity and relationships aspect of the vocation has been eroded, there is pervasive negativity in the media, and comparatively poor salary and working conditions.
There's been a drop in the number of people enrolling in teacher preparation courses. This is due to problems such as pay, professional autonomy, and a national obsession with standardised testing.
Oklahoma teachers rally outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma teachers strike is about more than just pay, but rather a longstanding pattern of decline in funding for the state's public schools.
A teacher holds a sign at a teacher rally at the West Virginia Capitol.
The recent strike by teachers in West Virginia demonstrates larger issues with pay disparities for rural teachers.
If teachers are aware of the positive influence they have on their students and colleagues they might have higher levels of self-efficacy and work satisfaction.
Gratitude for and celebrating of the accomplishments of teachers is essential to keeping them motivated and engaged in the profession.
Do we need to make teacher education more selective in Australia?
We need to have fewer teachers, to pay them more on scales differentiated by skill, and to have more restricted entry into teacher education programs.
By investing wisely in the best evidence-based teacher education programs, the government can foster quality teaching without increasing total funding.
We have an oversupply of teachers, a lack of specialist teachers and an undervalued profession.
The Coalition want to standardised literacy and numeracy testing for students in years 1 and 12.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.
Overworked and underpaid.
Bring back collective bargaining to help fix the developing teacher crisis.
Plaid’s education manifesto comes straight from the history books.
Plaid hits out at the "smacking defence" in otherwise typical education manifesto.
Am I worth £200,000 a year?
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Cream of the crop.
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Pay reforms have had teachers on the streets.
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Govebusters vs teacher pay reforms. Who will win?
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