Dave Powell

Teacher Pay

A Shortage of Well Paid Teachers

So what do we have in the headlines today? Here’s a good one: “Analysis Projects Growing National Shortfall of Teachers.” The teacher shortage alarm has been sounded once again, and we’re being warned by experts that we’d better get ready for the prospect of significant classroom shortages in the coming years. The article points out […]

Pay Teachers More? Of Course We Should

There is an old argument about teaching and teacher pay making the rounds, masquerading as a powerful new insight. The argument is that improving the working conditions of teachers is more important than raising teacher pay. Or, to put it another way: “Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting.” If you read the article […]

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