Who?s Teaching Your Children?: Why The Teacher Crisis Is Worse Than You Think And What Can Be Done…

Paperback | July 11, 2004

byVivian Troen, Katherine C. Boles

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The shortage of qualified teachers in our nation’s classrooms is critical, and it is getting worse. This thought-provoking book reveals the reasons for the crisis and offers concrete, affordable solutions.

“A practical vision of how our children can get the high-quality teaching they deserve—a vision worth pondering and even implementing.”—Ted Fiske, former Education Editor of the New York Times and coauthor of When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale

“This book should be read not just by teachers and teacher educators but also by parents, citizens, and policy makers—by all those who need to speak out for children.”—Deborah Meier, Educational Leadership

“Why do so few people go into teaching, or once they have begun a career in public school teaching, abandon it? Kitty Boles and Vivian Troen, teachers both, investigate that question and then propose considerable and thoughtful changes that would bring great benefit to our beloved profession.”—Theodore Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer, authors of The Students Are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract

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The shortage of qualified teachers in our nation’s classrooms is critical, and it is getting worse. This thought-provoking book reveals the reasons for the crisis and offers concrete, affordable solutions.“A practical vision of how our children can get the high-quality teaching they deserve—a vision worth pondering and even implementin...

Vivian Troen and Katherine C. Boles cofounded the Learning/Teaching Collaborative, one of the country’s first professional development schools, and Trilemma Solutions, an educational consultancy. Boles is currently a lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Troen is implementing professional development sc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 11, 2004Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300105207

ISBN - 13:9780300105209

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"I wish somebody had given me this book a couple of years ago, to read during my sophomore or junior year at Harvard. I don't know anyone here who wants to be a teacher. If I had read this book then, and if I had understood that teaching can provide the opportunity to be part of a changing profession, I may have considered a career in teaching. Truthfully, I've always thought of teaching as a career with limitedpossibility for progression. Would I really want to teach for more than a couple of years? I never considered teaching to be an opportunity for making a significant difference at a universal level. People who think about teaching and then discard the thought should be given the chance to read this book. It will change the way they perceive the profession."—Abby Bucuvalas, Harvard College Senior"[A] well-researched, thoughtful proposal for an overhaul of America's public education system."—Publishers Weekly