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EdWeek Dissects Teaching Profession Trends in 2018

December 17, 2018 • Zach DiSchiano

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The teaching profession received a lot of spotlight throughout 2018, from successful teacher strikes to sexual harassment reform, and varying public opinions on the teaching profession as a whole.

Education Week reviewed all the major events and trends from the 2018 calendar year and put together some interesting data on its blog. Some of the key takeaways include:

  • Teachers aren’t satisfied with their salaries
    • Thousands walked out of their classrooms to protest low pay
    • Teachers cite salary as key to recruitment and retention
    • Nearly half of survey respondents from the general public think teachers should be paid more
  • Parents don’t want their children to become teachers
    • More than 50 percent of surveyed parents are against the idea
  • Teachers don’t want to be armed
    • 63 percent strongly oppose carrying guns to school
  • Female educators report sexual harassment and assault
    • 25 percent of female teachers said they’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted at work

Visit the EdWeek website to see all of the charts and graphics.

At TASB HR Services, we also identified some common trends through analyzing our most popular stories of 2018, which you can find on the HRX website.


Zach DiSchiano is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Zach an email at zachary.dischiano@tasb.org.

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