Let’s be very clear. There is NO teacher shortage. There is a teacher Exodus. Loosening, tinkering, and doing away with teacher licenses will do NOTHING except kill the profession of teaching and dramatically increase systemic inequity. It is happening all across the country. Policy makers, pundits and idiots keep screaming teacher shortage. And, in the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Teacher Shortage
Since writing a letter to my teacher education colleagues and then posting it to my blog some things have happened. I shared it with some legislators. One remarked, “he’s right but….” Great. I’m right. But that’s not enough to stop the crazy train? That tells me that this issue will only get legs when public school… Read more »
Below is a letter that has been revised. However, the message is appropriate for any supporter of public schools, professional teachers, and equity for all children. The original letter was sent to the state wide leaders of teacher education in Wisconsin. The letter was written because of my adamant disapproval of toying with teacher licenses even… Read more »
It’s not a shortage! It’s not a human capital issue! It’s a mass EXODUS! Change the narrative. 30 years of war against teachers and the casualties are now insurmountable. THAT IS NOT A SHORTAGE! It’s a warning that public schools are close to being privatized and our most vulnerable children will be thrown to a… Read more »
“Teachers are leaving the classrooms in droves all across the state and enrollment in teacher education programs is plummeting. We have a teacher exodus problem. Our elected officials will use this as evidence of a “teacher shortage” and then lower standards and allow a warm body approach to classroom staffing. There is no “shortage.” Those… Read more »
Yesterday I was interviewed on the Rick Smith show. Rick asked me to explain the national “teacher shortage.” And I said. … LISTEN!
By now you have probably heard about the “teacher shortage.” You may have also heard that simple supply and demand economics and the Great Recession can easily explain the “teacher shortage” phenomenon. However, let’s be honest. We don’t have a teacher shortage! We have an exceedingly high casualty rate from the War on Teachers! In… Read more »