A survey released on Wednesday found that more than hald of teachers expressed some reservation or dissatisfaction with their jobs, according to a report described in this NYT article. Citing budget cuts and a fixation on testing, the survey shows how important it is to ensure job satisfaction for teachers. The article reads, "Teachers with high job satisfaction were more likely to feel secure in their jobs, and to have more opportunities for professional development, more time to prepare their lessons and greater parental involvement in their schools."
It's important to appreciate the people who impact children's education. HMESF works to recognize teachers, and the winner of the 2012 Helene Marks Award has been announced. Congratulations to Jesseca Aqui from Ann Arbor, Michigan! You can read about Jesseca and the other finalists for the Award here.