shameless request for inputSubmitted by ronald_jeremy on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:50
Enclosed is a shameless request for input to the many great minds and eloquent writers on the DP. The situation: a very close friend is a young school teacher at the secondary level. This friend was invited to participate in a day-long forum that will include educators; intellectuals; sociologists; and politicians including the current, and several former, governors of our state to discuss topics relevant to improving public education.
One of the main topics:
“While the necessity for good teachers is rarely debated, how we go about attracting, preparing and supporting a high-quality teaching workforce is strongly contested. As part of our work, we will convene individuals representing the wide range of perspectives on this education issue.”
Specific discussion points
How do we attract the right candidates into colleges of education?
What are the lessons from other industries that education can use to guarantee human capital of the highest caliber?
What baseline salary could attract high quality candidates to the field?
What incentives could be used to recruit world-class teachers to our most challenged schools?
What non-pay incentives could be part of a competitive compensation system?
How do we continue to ensure teacher effectiveness over the career continuum?
Alternatively, ask a better question for the forum. Thanks in advance for any input. I look forward to bringing a DP perspective to issues being discussed in my locality.