A large majority of new teachers have stayed in their profession during a period of dramatic education reforms that critics claimed would drive them away.
The way that funds from Title II, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are currently used needs to change substantially.
Interactive A number of grassroots organizations and fellowships have recently emerged in locations across the United States with the goal of giving teachers a stronger voice in the policies that affect their daily work in the classroom.
Video This video features teachers from across the United States who are members of new teacher-voice organizations and fellowships—groups whose missions involve getting more teachers’ voices heard in education-policy discussions.
Congress must act before the March 1 deadline so that our most disadvantaged children do not lose access to vital education programs and services that are already inequitable at current funding levels.
Students across the board are better served in an education system that seeks both excellence and equity.
Kaitlin Pennington is a Policy Analyst on the Education Policy team at American Progress. Her work focuses on human capital issues, specifically around teacher and principal effectiveness. Prior to joining American Progress, Kaitlin worked as a policy analyst at the education policy nonprofit Colorado Succeeds. Before that, she worked in the Office of Colorado Sen. […]