Every school's most important asset is its teachers. Quality teachers obviously have the biggest impact on student achievement. That's why teacher compensation is probably the most important item in any school's plan. While the benefits offered in retirement packages are undeniably robust, there lies a fundamental flaw in the current system. This article aims to delve into the issues surrounding teacher pay, particularly how it affects the quality of educators entering the profession and their longevity within it.
An unfortunate ethical aspect of vendor conferences often goes unnoticed. It's all too common for vendor funded conferences to be more about wining and dining than improving student outcomes. How to tell if a vendor conference crosses an ethical line? One simple test is to see if the most common attendee is the persons who make the buying decisions rather than the users of the product. Of course, another quick way to tell if the ethical line is crossed is when the name of the conference does not clearly include the name of the vendor or product. When a conference title sidesteps the product's name but clearly leans on its financial support, it's a tactic that savvy educators should be aware of. It's a subtle yet powerful way to win deals which often has a larger impact than direct marketing. Everyone, including school leaders enjoy being included in fun events with their peers. It quickly becomes imperative for a school leader to purchase a product in order to be t