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I recently graduated with my MEd. There are no jobs. I get frustrated when I hear Arne Duncan claiming we need millions of teachers when there are so many new teachers who can barely get sub work, let alone jobs. On top of that there are experienced teachers who continue to be laid off, yet he is calling for more teachers? (http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-national-teacher-recruitment-campaign) It is frustrating to apply for jobs that pay less than what I was making before I received my master's degree.
Assessment: I believe often we look at assessing students in a very broad, general way, when in fact it needs to be more contextual. I think more schools need to partake in Action Research. This way schools can learn how to best serve their kids.
The kids are the most important part of education. I think because it is such a complicated career that sometimes the whole reason that teachers are there, which is to serve the kids, gets forgotten.
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