Data shows teacher pay never exceeds that of other college graduates.
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Teacher wages have risen little over the past few decades when adjusted for inflation.
Teachers on the picket line in Manchester, UK, 1 February 2023.
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Teachers find their workloads difficult to manage – and the government is struggling to recruit people to the sector.
High teacher turnover hurts students and negatively affects learning.
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It’s not just COVID-19. Low salaries, subpar working conditions and lack of resources in the classroom are three of the reasons why teachers are abandoning the profession.
Teachers face a range of challenges, but hiring more teachers won’t fix them.
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Looser requirements for teacher certification don’t fix teachers’ problems, which are low pay, high workload and lack of respect.
Difficulties in attracting and retaining teachers have a lot to do with the conditions they find themselves working in. Here are 3 ways to develop a school system that’s fairer and better for all.
Teachers across the U.S. have been under stress throughout the pandemic.
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Despite signals of increased turnover, the past two years have not experienced mass departures from the teaching profession.
A Puerto Rican man passes buildings for lease in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 16, 2017.
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Puerto Rico has reached an agreement to partially settle its historic bankruptcy crisis. But public cuts to education and health care are unlikely to ease, creating ongoing challenges for Puerto Ricans
Substitute teachers, like this one in Indiana in 2020, are in short supply during the pandemic.
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School districts across the US are starting to pay subs more and make it easier to become a sub – in an effort to keep classrooms operating despite large numbers of staff out sick.
Soon there will be a large wave of retirements among South African teachers, peaking around 2030 and ending in 2040.
A looming teacher retirement wave means South African universities need to double their annual teacher graduate numbers between now and 2030.
U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Miguel Cardona testifies during his confirmation hearing.
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Four experts weigh in on ways to replenish the US teacher workforce and curb burnout.
She’s got proposals for constituents too young to vote.
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Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for far more federal spending for schools in low-income areas.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren would make universal preschool a federal priority.
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Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
Hong Kong and Korea performed at the same level as Australia in reading in 2000, but outperformed Australia in 2018.
High performing systems focus on the same things Australian governments do, but they work much more intensively on making these things happen.
Chicago’s teachers are on strike for the first time since 2012.
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Teachers’ unions often say they go on strike to improve conditions for students. A closer look at recent walkouts suggests they are also fighting for something else: membership.
If you want to earn a high income in Australia, you’re often better off having no degree than having a bachelor degree in teaching.
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Teachers get paid a decent starting salary but they soon fall behind other professionals the longer they stay in the job.
Uber drivers protest outside of the New York Stock Exchange.
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The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
Students listen to their teacher, Shuma Das, at the Sahabatpur Daspara Ananda school in Sahabatpur village, Bangladesh in 2016.
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Research from around the world shows that boosting teacher pay can lead to better student learning, but only if it’s accompanied by other things.
Teachers rally outside the Arizona Capitol in April 2018 during a strike over low salaries.
A presidential candidate wants to use federal funds to boost teacher pay. Is the proposal justified or is it just pandering to teacher unions to get votes? An education scholar provides perspective.
Nigeria has the world’s highest number of out-of-school children and over 60 million of its citizens are illiterate. Here’s what the country can do to improve its education sector.
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.