The Answer Sheet: veteran teachers

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010

Teachers: How much more can we take?

Established, expert teachers tell their personal stories about how the joy is going out of their profession and why they are thinking the previously unthinkable: getting out.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  teachers, teaching profession, urban schools, urban teachers, veteran teachers

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Teacher: ‘Maybe it is time for me to go’

A teacher looks back on a quarter-century in the classroom and says that, for the first time, she is being told what to teach, how to teach it and when, preventing her from helping her students in the way she knows they need. "Hold me accountable, but let me do it my way," she says.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers, Teachers | Tags:  literacy, literacy blocks, race to the top, teachers, veteran teachers