The shortage of qualified teachers in our nation’s classrooms is critical, and it is getting worse. This thought-provoking book reveals the reasons for the crisis and offers concrete, affordable solutions.
“A practical vision of how our children can get the high-quality teaching they deserve―a vision worth pondering and even implementing.”―Ted Fiske, former Education Editor of the New York Times and coauthor of When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale
“This book should be read not just by teachers and teacher educators but also by parents, citizens, and policy makers―by all those who need to speak out for children.”―Deborah Meier, Educational Leadership
“Why do so few people go into teaching, or once they have begun a career in public school teaching, abandon it? Kitty Boles and Vivian Troen, teachers both, investigate that question and then propose considerable and thoughtful changes that would bring great benefit to our beloved profession.”―Theodore Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer, authors of The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract