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General News    H4'ed 12/29/18

Fortune: America Is Losing Teachers at a Record Rate; by former asst Secretry of Education, Diane Ravitch

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'What kind of an education system will we have without teachers who are devoted to their profession, without teachers who are professionals? What kind of a nation will we be? Are the billionaires hoping to fill classrooms with computers that don’t expect pay or healthcare or pensions? During the first 10 months of the year, public educators, including teachers, community college faculty members, and school psychologists, quit their positions at a rate of 83 per 10,000, Labor Department figures obtained by The Wall Street Journal show. That’s the highest rate since the government started collecting the data in 2001. It’s also nearly double the 48 per 10,000 educators who quit their positions in 2009, the year with the lowest number of departures.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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