How can we recruit and retain high quality teachers to the profession?

It seems like the Japanese, Koreans, Swiss, etc. value school teachers more than we do in the US. How can we remain competitive in education with these other countries? How can wee do a better job of training and retaining teachers in the profession?

Asked By: Dastardly - 3/5/2011
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We could probably start by making the compensation equal to the demands of the job. Or at the very least, not completely strip them of the few perks that make teaching a viable profession for young, intelligent college grads to enter into.
Answered By: Raven - 3/5/2011
Additional Answers (18)
Get Washington out of it.
Answered By: thewindywest - 3/5/2011
smaller classes, parental participation. Stop teaching just to pass sol's and go back to teaching AMERICAN history, from ORIGINAL sources
Answered By: RosieTheRiveter - 3/5/2011
We retain teachers in the private school market. It's just the government unions that have lost their spark.
Answered By: Thankyoumam - 3/5/2011
Private schools seem to do a wonderful job already why reinvent the wheel - just abolish the dept of education, and get the unions out of the classrooms
Answered By: Bottom Contributor - 3/5/2011
Teachers aren't the problem. 20% of US kids are in poverty. It's hard to concentrate on school when you don't know when your next meal will be.
Answered By: Kurt - 3/5/2011
Keep slashing their pay and benefits, forcing more students into their classrooms, and crushing their unions.
Answered By: Your mom - 3/5/2011
Do the Japanese, Koreans, Swiss, etc. have teachers' unions? Or do they show a little more common sense and reward teachers who do well and bounce the bad ones rather than continuing to keep bad teachers just because they have seniority?
Answered By: Johnny Sokko - 3/5/2011
it's not WE teachers used to have a passion for teaching kids,now it's who gets more money for the least work.I rem teachers talking about staying up late grading papers,now it's a teachers work day,no passion just money.
Answered By: Barry's Change ↓ - 3/5/2011
By making it worth their while. Pay them.
Answered By: chloe - 3/5/2011
we need to get rid of tenure based on seniority and award it for overall performance instead
Answered By: Alan B - 3/5/2011
Maybe create a new role in schools called teacher observers, who basically watch over the teachers and make sure they are doing their jobs properly. Also I think possible partitions in classrooms that separate the students, like artificial walls between the students, would maybe stop them from distracting each other.
Answered By: Paradox - 3/5/2011
They do not let liberal indoctrinating wackos in the classroom
Answered By: Why Me??? - 3/5/2011
Use the republican/tea party plan of breaking their unions and pay them $5.00 per hour with no benefits. I'm sure great teachers will be beating down the doors for that.
Answered By: Mix Bee - 3/5/2011
There was a time when a teacher could support a family on their salary. No more. There was also a time when those who would go into teaching could have all their student loans forgiven. No more. And it used to be rare for teachers to g******d off. It is very common now, in fact, when belts tighten, they are the first... More
Answered By: J M - 3/5/2011
The issue is not the teachers... it is our culture. It's the parents. People are having children that they don't spend time with anymore. Parents are not talking to their children, interacting with them, exposing them to high culture, etc. Also, we have a culture that doesn't value families. We say we do, but when... More
Answered By: Christine - 3/5/2011
Stop giving rewards to collectives and give rewards to individuals for doing a good job.
Answered By: Jeremy - 3/5/2011
I would argue that it is not so much the teachers,but that's part of it.Throwing money at the problem never fixes it.But in fact it is the students themselves.These schools you speak of first off wear uniforms and have longer school year.Uniforms stop some of the clicks and takes the option away from what do i wear... More
Answered By: Jane Doe - 3/5/2011
Easy. Cut their pay, and increase their share of health insurance and pensions.
Answered By: S S - 3/5/2011
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