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Teachers are working longer, facing even more financial strain, and considering leaving their jobs as the pandemic pushes educators to the brink

Teachers have long faced financial hardships associated with the profession: they are paid 20% less than careers with similar degree requirements, the Economic Policy Institute found, and often have difficulty repaying student loans, according to Horace Mann. But since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, life has gotten even harder […]
Teachers are working longer, facing even more financial strain, and considering leaving their jobs as the pandemic pushes educators to the brink
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Arizona voted to tax the wealthy to pay for public schools

On election day, Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, which would increase the income tax on those making $US250,000 to directly fund education. Creators of the proposition estimate that it will bring in $US940 million annually. Arizona’s governor, Republican Doug Ducey, had previously spoken out against the measure. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Arizona voted to tax the wealthy to pay for public schools
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I’m a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here’s how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.

Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students’ attention spans engaged has been a […]
I’m a preschool teacher who is teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here’s how my job has changed, and my advice on how parents can best support their kids.
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‘Cult of Smart’ author Fredrik deBoer on the taboo of admitting some kids just aren’t good at school, why ‘equality of opportunity’ is bunk, and why he believes in a culture of forgiveness over cancellation

Fredrik deBoer is a writer, academic, and avowed Marxist who has contributed to outlets as varied as The New York Times, Politico, Gawker, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and Jacobin. He’s also been a teacher at both the high school and college levels, and he just published his first book, […]
‘Cult of Smart’ author Fredrik deBoer on the taboo of admitting some kids just aren’t good at school, why ‘equality of opportunity’ is bunk, and why he believes in a culture of forgiveness over cancellation
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Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps

Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found the gender pay gap between female and male teachers in Wisconsin widened after the state gutted union strength. Wisconsin passed a law in 2011 that barred unions from bargaining on behalf of teachers, and instead put the onus of negotiating for […]
Fresh evidence shows that teacher unions protect against gender pay gaps