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Sue Clery – National Education Association, 2023
In this 2023 NEA Special Salary issue, a post-pandemic look at faculty salaries in 2022. What was found, looking at federal data, is that U.S. faculty's purchasing power--that is the value of your salary, considering inflation--is at historical lows. All the gains that were made incrementally since the Great Recession of 2008 have evaporated in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Salaries
National Education Association, 2023
Last summer, the National Education Association (NEA) developed a New Business Item to explore retrenchment: "The NEA shall make a statistical study on the effect of significant faculty retrenchment at community colleges on future faculty cuts" (NBI 78, 2022). ASA Research (ASA) conducted exploratory research in an attempt to identify…
Descriptors: Retrenchment, Faculty Mobility, Employment Practices, College Faculty
National Education Association, 2022
The crisis of teacher shortages across the United States accelerated to a five-alarm fire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Low pay and the gap between teacher pay and that of other similarly educated professionals is one of the primary factors contributing to this shortage. The escalating crisis impacts student learning and the professional status…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Federal Legislation
National Education Association, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the schools, the economy, and the nation's families, exacerbating racial inequities and placing a disproportionate burden on communities of color throughout the country. While physically opening schools at the beginning of the 2020--2021 school year is the goal of most districts, the…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
Taylor, Erika D.; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2017
While it was acknowledged as an issue approximately three decades ago, the discussions around shortages in the educator workforce have increased in recent years, causing a great deal of alarm about the nation's capacity to provide quality educators for its students. A related concern is the lack of teachers of color, relative to an increasingly…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Standardized Tests
National Education Association, 2015
First passed in 1965 to ensure that every individual has access to higher education, regardless of income, the Higher Education Act (HEA) governs the nation's student-aid programs, federal aid to colleges, and oversight of teacher preparation. This brief report discusses 4 National Education Association (NEA) priorities: (1) Make college more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Coffman, Ann Nutter; Patterson, Richelle – National Education Association, 2014
Teacher preparation plays a critical role in ensuring that teachers are prepared to lead and impact student learning from the first day they are responsible for student learning. The best way to ensure that every teacher is "profession-ready" from their first day as a teacher-of-record is for preparation programs to incorporate teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Residential Programs