Educators for Excellence Releases Results from Teacher Survey
Last week, Educators for Excellence released the results of Voices from the Classroom 2020, a nationally representative survey that captures views and opinions of public-school educators from across the country on a variety of issues impacting them directly.
Topics included in the survey range from salaries to educator preparation, equity, union representation, and more. The survey is used to inform improvements that can strengthen the educator profession and schools.
Educators affirmed, nearly unanimously, that diverse classrooms are beneficial to students. However, they also responded that schools fail to meet the needs of diverse groups of students within the classroom. Teachers overwhelmingly responded that schools do not often meet the needs of students of color, Native students, low-income students, English learners, or students with disabilities. According to the survey, teachers want to meet the needs of all students and need better tools to do so – in teacher preparation and throughout their careers.
To view the survey, go here.