We can’t afford to ignore education’s entrenched sexism any longer—women’s capabilities are undervalued, and the highest-paid positions are disproportionally held by men.
During Cami Anderson's tenure as superintendent of Newark Public Schools, the district overhauled it's compensation system and retained 95 percent of their top teachers. How did they do it?
The financial woes of teacher pensions make headlines these days, but more troubling is that they may not be providing attractive retirement benefits for today’s teachers. In 16 states, charter schools can opt out of state retirement plans. We looked at seven to find out what they did instead.
In this op-ed for the Commercial Appeal, a Memphis teacher reflects on the features his peers are looking for in their careers and argues that it's time to evolve the teaching profession, especially compensation systems and career pathways, to meet those needs.
Teacher pay is determined at the district level, but states contribute to the problem, too—whether by enshrining lockstep pay in laws and regulations or just staying silent on the matter. Here are three steps state leaders can take to help districts build smarter compensation systems that truly pay great teachers what they're worth.
Conversations about teacher compensation tend to be filled with misunderstandings and misinformation. Following on the heels of our new paper, Shortchanged, we tackle some of the most common myths about performance-based teacher pay.
We believe it's essential to recognize the work of our nation's best teachers, and we know we're not alone. Here are 10 of our favorite awards and fellowships that seek to celebrate great teaching and amplify the voices of practicing educators across the country.
North Carolina is enacting bold reforms that have the potential to reshape the teaching profession there. But these policy changes need to be accompanied by a strong focus on retaining and rewarding high-performing teachers to truly move the profession forward.
For decades, the teaching profession has relied on a work now, pay later system: low salaries up front, based on promised raises for sticking around and eventual pension payouts. In the face of unfunded pension liabilities, this is an increasingly bad deal for teachers.
In most places, the only upward mobility for teachers is to move into administration. It's high time to create a new teaching profession, where the bar to advance is high, but the opportunities to build and grow are plentiful–without leaving the classroom behind.