Is adopting academic standards and increasing pressure on teachers has made it more difficult to attract academically talented people into teaching? Not according to Dan Goldhaber, who cites his own research in this blog post, showing that the average SAT score of college graduates who went on to become teachers in 2008 was greater than that of college graduates who opted for other occupations, reversing a long-term trend.
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17 Sep 2014
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten is on record saying that teaching is “harder now than ever before, with less and less respect.” The view that teaching’s curb appeal isn’t what it used to be is widely shared, but is it right?