Archive for September 2014

Three reasons people don't trust teachers

Today, the PDK / Gallup Poll released its 46th Annual Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.  A significant finding is that American trust and confidence in teachers declined to 64%, down from 8% in last year’s poll.  Honestly, I didn’t even know this poll came out every year until Monday morning.  In... Read more »

Do male teachers have it easier?

A New York Times article today asks “Why don’t more men go into teaching?”  The simple answer is, in many eyes, teaching is viewed as a female profession.  A more important questions is, “If men do become teachers, do we have it easier than women?” The easy answer to this is, “It depends.”  Despite the... Read more »