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ERIC Number: EJ1043875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Getting beyond the Blame Game
Harvey, James
Educational Leadership, v71 n5 p24-29 Feb 2014
The teaching profession in the United States is under assault. A regimen of reforms threatens educators with sanctions under No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Pay-for-performance measures are a slap in the face, implying that teachers need financial carrots dangled in front of them to ensure they work hard. And there's also the public shaming of teachers by public officials and newspapers on both the East and West coasts. It's no wonder that enrollment in teacher preparation programs is down and that teacher satisfaction is the lowest in 25 years. Author James Harvey, executive director of the National Superintendents Roundtable, suggests that we stop using teachers as scapegoats for education failures grounded in larger social shortcomings and look to more productive ways of improving the system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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