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Infographic: D is for Dissatisfied Teachers

Education policy makers rightfully agonize over how to engage students and satisfy them. But as any good leader knows, productivity and achievement start from the top. And in classrooms, that’s the teachers. Teachers can hardly be excited to innovate if their baseline sentiment is dissatisfaction. From the infographic:

Just 44 percent of American teachers say they’re satisfied with their jobs, the lowest number in two decades and an 18-point drop since 2008. A growing number of teachers are deciding to leave the profession altogether in favor of a new career path. What’s behind the unhappiness?

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via Infographic: Unhappy in the Classroom - Education - GOOD.


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Barbara Capps
Jul 29, 2012 3:35

I just retired in 2010 from 35 yrs. in California education. I now run my own tutoring firm.Generally speaking I’m a glass half full, upbeat, optimistic, person. Where I had come from, Calfornia’s San Joaquin Valley (The Bread Basket of the Nation) had very little technology in our schools. I moved to the Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA in part so that I could get technology into the hands of my students. Yet when I came, even the home of Apple couldn’t get me more than 3-4 seriously old computers in my room. We couldn’t get LCD projectors to connect to our MAC’s, never an electronic white board, heck, not even a laser pointing pen. I bought all three and more because after 20 years of teaching I needed an “umph” in my repertoire. I purchased them myself and watch the engagement in my room of 34 middle schoolers sky rocket through the roof. My lessons were already stellar, but now I caught the attention of the ADHD’ers.
I shouldn’t have had to buy those objects. But I wanted the best, the latest in my room to help me engage, engage, engage. I can’t speak for teachers in the rest of the nations, but in Calilfornia, the home of 1978′s Prop 13 and many other political blunders, we quit because we tire of being the “have nots”.

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