Archives for category: Teacher Characteristics

Even though the schoolday hasn’t gotten any longer in the last half-century, the teacher’s work-week has. Their current 50-plus-hour week is the longest on record.

How many hours do you work per week - over time (revised)

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Fifty years ago, the Bachelor’s was pretty standard for teachers. True, 1 in 4 went on to get a Master’s. But 1 in 6 didn’t even make it to a B.A.

Degree attainment - over time (revised)

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Do private schools hire fancier, PhD-toting teachers? Sometimes, yes.

But they’re more likely to employ teachers with little or no experience. At privates, 1 in 4 teachers are green, compared with 1 in 7 at publics. Teachers at privates are also 10 times as likely as their public-school counterparts to lack a Bachelor’s degree.

Public v. Private - teacher experience (revised)

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