How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis: Huffington Post

How the Teacher Shortage Could Turn Into a Crisis

The winner of a $1 million prize honoring excellence in teaching set off shockwaves last year when she said that, given the current climate, she would not encourage people to consider teaching in public schools. Perhaps that declaration, from veteran teacher Nancie Atwell, shouldn’t have come as a shock.

A poll released this week by TeachStrong, a coalition aimed at elevating the teaching profession, found that nearly three-quarters of Americans believe teachers are profoundly undervalued in terms of how they are treated and supported. Respondents were nearly unanimous in their belief that changes and improvements are needed in the way we treat teachers.