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.
Teachers get paid a decent starting salary but they soon fall behind other professionals the longer they stay in the job.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Evidence shows improving teacher selection will improve student results.
For women with a bachelor of arts degree, teaching is one of the highest paying jobs. The opposite is true for men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The recent strike by teachers in West Virginia demonstrates larger issues with pay disparities for rural teachers.
Gratitude for and celebrating of the accomplishments of teachers is essential to keeping them motivated and engaged in the profession.
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.
We have an oversupply of teachers, a lack of specialist teachers and an undervalued profession.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.