Teacher Shortage: Educators Facing Low Wages, Lack Of Support | TODAY

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  • Published on Feb 9, 2019
  • TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones continues her reporting on education in America, taking an in-depth look at the teacher shortage happening nationwide. What will it take to get more qualified teachers into the classroom and how do you keep them there?
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    Teacher Shortage: Educators Facing Low Wages, Lack Of Support | TODAY

Comments • 10

  • Lindy Adelaide Francisco

    Here in the Philippines, I teach 80 students in just one class, there's no quality teaching and learning.

  • Colin Sznaider
    Colin Sznaider Month ago

    I'm a long-term substitute teacher and have noticed that teachers are responsible for so many things they didn't used to be responsible for. Teachers in the past prepped for classes and taught. Now they need to learn software systems, track data, attend behavioral and SPED meetings, present research, etc. They're not just teaching anymore which is affecting their performance.

  • Cauasia Rush
    Cauasia Rush 2 months ago

    I know that there were actually 40-50 students in one classroom where I live.

  • GreenGretel
    GreenGretel 3 months ago +1

    "I think sometimes people think teachers just come in, the kids just sit down, you kinda give them some books, and then they go home. It's so much more than that, isn't it?"
    ...Literally who thinks this? That sort of scenario mostly happens in teacher shortage-plagued schools that are forced to rely on unqualified subs who don't understand what they're supposed to be teaching.

  • TV Fun
    TV Fun 4 months ago +2

    With a few years experience you can teach English in Hong Kong. You don't need an English degree but you do need to be willing to work in a foreign culture and have some type of certificate. Starting pay is around 80,000 US dollars. I am not making anything for promoting this site but go to teachaway.com and see for your self. It's a chance of a lifetime. I have been in HK over 6 years.

  • Real Reacts
    Real Reacts 4 months ago

    i go to that school

  • Jay Nielsen
    Jay Nielsen 5 months ago

    Every morning I hear the union rep for the Denver Teachers on the local radio station say the same thing, “we want a competitive and predictable pay scale”. When pressed for evidence, he always hides behind the phrase, “well it’s complicated...the debil is in the details”. Basically, he wants zero accountability, e.g., guaranteed compensation without measurable performance results. In my line of work, as in most private sector orgs, you’re only paid for results. My employer could care less how many advanced degrees I’ve accumulated. If my degree directly contributes to my decision making in winning the game, the money will come as a direct correlation with measurable performance. Too many government employees get rewarded simply for accumulating degree papers. The times of an open-ended check book without budgetary constraints are over. In CO, the capitol, as in CA, has become a one party system, so we need a tax revolt.

  • SoCal Family Life
    SoCal Family Life 5 months ago +3

    Teachers tend to be really lovely, truly caring people. But they are trapped in a really unfortunate political climate. My parents taught public school for a combined 40+ years. They were making six figures each with tenure. It's hard for me to understand the lack of pay argument, but I absolutely believe they are overwhelmed with responsibilities; we personally homeschool our kids for reasons like this.

    • GreenGretel
      GreenGretel 3 months ago +1

      Then they were obviously some of the lucky ones? In Oklahoma for instance, you can make more money working at a gas station than as a teacher.

  • Ashley Gentry
    Ashley Gentry 5 months ago

    LACK OF SUPPORT?! Teachers across the nation make 60% of allllll property taxes each year!