Effective Teachers in Every Classroom
Teachers are the single greatest “natural resource” in education. But in America, we do not act like it:
- We do not give teachers the same opportunities for advancement and better pay that other professionals enjoy.
- We do not offer higher salaries to compete with other professions for adults who have strong math and science backgrounds.
- And we do not pay teachers more even when we ask them to take on harder jobs.
We must change that.
Across America, state and local leaders are starting to roll up their sleeves to fix these problems. Some are finding ways to value ambitious young teachers by giving them the opportunities for advancement and better pay that other professionals enjoy.
Others are working harder to staff disadvantaged schools with more experienced and effective teachers or finding ways to fill teacher shortages in subjects like math and science.
Learn more about some of the innovative solutions communities across America are using to put effective teachers in every classroom.
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