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Are Teachers Overpaid? One Educator Says Yes

What $1,800-per-month paychecks? D.C. teacher Michael Bromley says his peers should stop complaining because they're actually making too much money.

When I hang out with my friends who are teachers, I always offer to pay for whatever it is we're doing. I've been in their shoes so I know they're not exactly rolling in dough. Even U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently said that teacher salaries should start at $60,000 and educators should have the opportunity to earn up to $150,000 in merit pay.

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Why Can't Hollywood Get Education Right?

The real problems in America's schools are hard to dramatize, so the entertainment industry gives us Cameron Diaz's breasts instead.

If the slate of upcoming movies and TV shows is any indication, the education drama may be the new cop drama. Several new films and series about teachers and schools are set to be unleashed on the masses. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry isn't exactly known for its accurate portrayals of American schools.

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Teachers in the Trenches Aren't Impressed with Arne Duncan's "Appreciation Letter"

Duncan's open letter to teachers expressing his appreciation for their hard work hasn't exactly been well-received.

"Sorry, Arne. I think this is just lip service."

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Rahm Emanuel Releases Reform Agenda for Chicago Public Schools

Rahm Emanuel wants to be Chicago's next mayor, but his critics say his recently revealed education agenda isn't what the city needs.


In his bid to become the next mayor of Chicago, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel hopes voters will focus on his education agenda instead of his lingering residency woes.

According to the newly released policy brief on his campaign website, Emanuel is, "guided by a single mission: to ensure that every child—in every school and every neighborhood—has access to a world-class learning experience from birth."

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Does the Reform Movement Threaten Team-teaching?

Will value-added data and the promise of merit pay kill the collaborative spirit of teaching?

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