At its heart are the National Education Association's "Status of the American Public School Teacher" surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyses and summarises the survey's findings, while also offering commentaries on the findings from leading figures in the worlds of education, business, politics, and research.
A landmark work, The American Public School Teacher provides an indispensable vantage point from which to understand this crucially important profession, its recent history, and its potential future contributions to public education in the United States.
Commentaries from Joseph A. Aguerrebere, Dan Brown, Michelle Brown, Michael Dell, Arne Duncan, Jason Gipson-Nahman, Pamela L. Grossman, Eric A. Hanushek, James B. Hunt Jr., Richard M. Ingersoll, Brad Jupp, Jay Mathews, Lisa Merrill, Renee Moore, Susan Moore Johnson, Andrew J. Rotherham, Barbara Stoflet, Dennis Van Roekel, and Randi Weingarten.