New Report: Teaching for a Living

Posted by on March 29, 2010

Teaching for a Living, Learning Point Associates and Public Agenda with the support of the Joyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, October 2009.

This report highlights the views and workplace preference of three distinct types of teachers: the idealists, the contented, and the disheartened–why they entered teaching, the atmosphere and leadership in their schools, the problems they face, their students and student outcomes, and ideas for reform. Taking a closer look at the teaching profession based on the attitudes and motivations for each of these groups can provide state and district leaders valuable insights for how to identify, retain, and support the most effective teachers.

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