Friday, March 16, 2012

Van Roekel Addresses Teacher Morale Survey

Jillian Blacksmith-Reed writes about the recent release of the MetLife survey of the American Teacher indicating that teacher morale is at a "low point" at 360 Education Solutions News (3/16). "With the highest level of dissatisfaction since 1989, teachers cited issues like budget cuts, layoffs, teacher evaluations, student achievement and standardized tests as being some of the reasons for their reservations," Blacksmith-Reed writes. "National Education Association President, Dennis Van Roekel, while expressed some shock toward these results, explained that education budget cuts contribute largely to this dissatisfaction. 'More than three quarters of the teachers surveyed reported that their school's budget had decreased. For most, budget cuts were significant,'" Van Roekel said.

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