Survey: Teachers Want Reform, Student Achievement More Than Pay

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A new national survey says U.S. teachers are more interested in school reform and student achievement than their paychecks.

The survey of 40,090 K-12 teachers was likely the largest national survey of teachers ever completed.

It was conducted by Harris Interactive last spring and paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic Inc.

Most teachers surveyed say students in their states are doing OK in school. But they believe fewer than 75% will graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and work.

They don't want to see their students judged on the results of one test and they also want their own performances graded on multiple measures.

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