Executive Summary

Teacher Development Should Not Be a Luxury—It Is a Must

Teachers and principals from across the country were recently asked what they thought were the greatest challenges facing the teaching profession.

 

According to MetLife’s Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership, more than 60 percent indicated that the time for meaningful professional development opportunities has flatlined in the last 12 months as most states have begun to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 

 

At the same time, teachers’ job satisfaction has sunk to its lowest point in 25 years. Coincidence or not? 

 

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