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Michigan teachers recommend another profession

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A new survey finds Michigan teachers are giving teaching a bad grade: only a quarter of the state’s teachers would recommend the job to others.

 

 

 

The survey cites a number of frustrations felt by teachers: large classroom sizes and politics over school funding are just a couple.

Amy Ford is a professor of Education at Central Michigan University. She said she’s hopeful the teaching profession will change for the better.

“I think across this country and even in parts of the State of Michigan, we have seen a resurgence of teachers organizing and arguing for better working conditions - which then translate into better learning conditions for students in our classrooms.”

Ford said schools and teachers can be helped by strategic funding allocation. She says there is a broad funding gap between schools in wealthy communities and schools in rural and impoverished areas.

 

To read highlights of the survey, visit: https://launchmichigan.org/press-release-nearly-17000-educators-share-perspectives-in-launch-michigan-statewide-survey/