According to a poll recently conducted by the Associated Press-Stanford University, the majority of Americans think that students are responsible for their own poor academic performance. But teachers are also being assigned some of the blame for problems with America’s education system, or that is, bad teachers. Additional information obtained by the poll claims that while many feel the average teacher compensation is too low, “an overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it’s too difficult to get rid of bad teachers.”
Teachers from school districts all over the state of Kansas attended a workshop last month to receive an education of their own in education technology. At the workshop, they learned about the Discovery Education Network, a “global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media.” New forms of education technology have made their way into classrooms across the country, and are benefiting students and teachers alike.
After leaving her job as a college professor to become an office director for Buena Vista University Le Mars, Kaylyn Pick didn’t expect to teach again. But Pick returned to the classroom just a few years later, only this time around, the classroom is her computer and she never actually sees her students.
November 22 was named a National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform, sparking much online conversation and debate on the current hot-topic of Education Reform. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined the conversation himself, and assured bloggers that the U.S. Department of Education has been listening to their ideas and suggestions.