The Teachers’ Union Boomerang
Today's teacher's strikes in places like Oklahoma and West Virginia are the result of labor battles back in 2010, and the declining presence of unions across the economy generally.
The 19th-Century Activist Who Tried to Transform Teaching
Margaret Haley argued for unionization, insisting that “there is no possible conflict between the interest of the child and the interest of the teacher.”
One Weird Trick for Raising Teachers’ Credentials
What's behind a drop in secondary school teachers' credentials? The profession has widened, but neither the its prestige, nor its pay has kept up.
How Parents Watch Teachers
What parents watch teachers the most? Economic class has a lot to do with report cards.
The Rise of Teachers’ Unions
Teachers' unions have been an important force in America since the 1950s.
Should Cell Phones Be Used in the Classroom?
When schools welcome the use of cell phones and other technologies in the classroom.
Teaching Kids Their Place
A historical survey of early 20th century teaching finds students being taught their place in the socioeconomic system.
White Teachers, Black Students
Perception of black students by their white teachers may be racially biased.
Teaching White Kids Anti-Racism
Teachers can take a step toward helping white kids overcome racial prejudice simply by addressing historical examples of racism.
Do Good Students Make Bad Teachers?
The relationship between GPA and the performance of good and bad teachers seems modest at best.