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April 6, 2011: Education Talk Radio
December 14, 2010: Good Enough Moms, Podcast
November 13, 2010: Second Saturday Magazine, WKPN, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut
October 20, 2010: The Journey Home Radio Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 6, 2010: Interview with Emily Reddy on WPSU
August 31, 2010: Interview with Jane Lindholm on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition
Interview on the Huffington Post, by Pam Allyn, May 17, 2011
Review on the Daily Kos, by Kenneth Bernstein, January 2011
Review on Edweek, by Steve Owens, December 2010
Mamapedia article: 5 Tips for Talking with Your Child’s Teacher
The Stir, article: 12 Things Teachers Wish Parent Would Do
Why Great Teachers Quit: Educators from Across the Country Tell Us How to Make Schools Better for Everyone
Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) August 17, 2010
After one of her friends and colleagues suddenly quit teaching, Katy Farber knew she had to do something. The mother of two, who teaches fifth and sixth grade at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex, started researching teacher attrition and interviewing teachers who quit from across the country. Their stories were raw, emotional, and surprisingly similar. She knew she had to share them, and look for ways to keep our nation’s best teachers in the classroom.
Low pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testing—these are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews with teachers all over the country, Katy Farber presents an in-the-trenches view of the classroom exodus and uncovers ways that schools can turn the tide in her book WHY GREAT TEACHERS QUIT AND HOW WE MIGHT STOP THE EXODUS (Corwin Press, July 6, 2010).
Farber’s findings paint a sometimes shocking picture of life in today’s schools, taking a frank look at:
- Challenges to teacher endurance, including tight budgets, difficult parents, standardized testing, unsafe schools, inadequate pay, and lack of respect
- Strategies veteran teachers use to make sure the joys of teaching outweigh the frustrations
- Success stories from individual schools and districts that have found solutions to these challenges
- Recommendations for creating a school environment that fosters teacher retention
Featuring clear analysis and concrete suggestions for administrators and policy makers, Why Great Teachers Quit takes you to the front lines of the fight to keep great teachers where they belong: in the classroom.
About the Author: Katy Farber is a full time teacher and parent of two small children. She wrote Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus late into the night, after full days of teaching and parenting. She also writes the popular blog, Non-Toxic Kids (www.non-toxickids.net) about green living and parenting, environmental health and safety for families, and green activism.
WHY GREAT TEACHERS QUIT AND HOW WE MIGHT STOP THE EXODUS by Katy Farber
- Corwin Press
- Price: $28.95
- ISBN: 9781412972451
- Pub Date: July 2010
- Pages: 200 pages
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