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ERIC Number: ED560179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
An Opportunity Culture "for All": Making Teaching a Highly Paid, High-Impact Profession
Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.
Public Impact
Authors and co-directors of "Public Impact," Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel state that, looking back over the decades, no one is really getting what they want. Teachers are no closer to achieving the societal respect and substantial, sustainable rewards for their contributions that they deserve, and student achievement has barely budged, depriving students of an equal shot at the American dream. Some teachers rightly fear that today's reform climate risks demeaning the profession. They see policymakers focusing their energy on removing bad teachers, ending tenure, and eliminating or reducing the extra pay teachers now earn for advanced degrees and experience. Teachers see much less effort to give them more opportunities to advance their careers and develop on the job, and to earn more for it. It is no wonder many teachers are skeptical, if not outright hostile, to the changes afoot. These authors write that they do see a way out, if all can accept that traditional policies have effectively picked most teachers' pockets during their careers, and that reforms need to focus on building an outstanding profession. This report provides a vision that draws on the hopes of millions of teachers, the passion of educators already implementing sustainable models of reach, and the work of diverse stakeholders--reformers, unions, child advocates, parents, and others--who want a better profession for teachers and better outcomes for students. [For "An Opportunity Culture for All: Making Teaching a Highly Paid, High-Impact Profession. Summary," see ED560180; for the introduction, see ED560181.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Impact