Teachers Follow Issues Like the College Admission Scandal Closely, Have Surprising Views on Security, and Prioritize Concerns on Issues that Impact Them

NEW YORK, March 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Teachers Really Like Their Jobs

Unlike government, school leadership while government is seen as unsupportive

    --  American teachers generally report strong job satisfaction as 56% report
        liking their jobs a great deal and over 90% liking it a good amount.
    --  Women, older teachers, and urban teachers like being teachers somewhat
        more than their male, younger, and rural counterparts.
    --  On balance more teachers like their job more now than they did three
        years ago. Teachers in affluent areas are more apt to like teaching more
        than they did three years ago.
    --  After their families who are generally seen to provide overwhelming
        support, teachers feel most supported by their administration in the
        form of their principal, vice-principals, and department leaders in
        addition to their students.
    --  Government at every level is seen as providing weak support by an
        overwhelming number of teachers as fewer than 3 in 10 see federal, state
        and local government as providing excellent or very good support.
    --  Parents lag behind administrators in providing support, but are not as
        bad as the various levels of government.

Teachers Follow University Admissions Scandal Closely

The Scandal Surprises Few Teachers

    --  3 in 5 Teachers Say At Least Some Parents in Their District Would Go to
        Such Lengths
    --  The university admissions scandal is being followed closely by most
        teachers. Over 1 in 3 (35%) have heard a great deal about it, while only
        16% have heard not very much or nothing at all about it.
    --  Older teachers are more likely to have heard a great deal about the
        scandal than younger ones, while teachers teaching in affluent areas are
        less likely to have heard a great deal or good amount about it.

The majority of US school shootings are perpetrated by members of the school community**. Still most K-12 teachers believe threats come from outsiders..

** Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense K-12 schools shooting database

    --  Most teachers (62%) see outsiders as a bigger safety threat than members
        of the school community.
    --  A majority of teachers (56%) have a minor police presence at their
    --  Over 7 in 10 teachers think it is appropriate for police to be armed
        with guns at school. Private school teachers were somewhat less likely
        to welcome armed police including support for 2 in 3 teachers who
        identify as Democrats. Support for armed police is lower at private
    --  In contrast to armed police, only roughly 1 in 4 (26%) teachers think
        it's appropriate for some well-trained teachers to carry guns at school.
        This issue divides across typical political and regional lines with
        Republicans and rural teachers more apt to support such a policy.

"Sadly, 3 in 4 teachers report their schools participate in active shooter drills in the aftermath of such school shootings in Columbine, CO and Parkland, FL," cites Andrew Ribner Chief Research Officer, OvationMR

Teachers Are Most Concerned About Funding/Budget Cuts, Poverty & Standardized Testing

The top concerns that teachers have about their current situation are funding/budget cuts, standardized testing, poverty and bullying.

    --  Nearly 4 in 5 teachers (79%) think that parents need to become more
        actively involved in their children's education as more teachers
        disagree (44%) than agree (38%) that students arrive in their classroom
        academically prepared for their grade level.
    --  62% agree students should be more aggressively grouped to classes by
        their academic abilities.
    --  3 in 5 (60%) say that all students should be prepared to go to college.
    --  Teachers are divided on whether students have too much homework. 33%
        agree and 37% disagree.
    --  Teachers say both administrators and teachers need to do more to protect
        students from violence. 62% of teachers agree that administrators need
        to do more and 49% say they need to do more to protect students from

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