Great Expectations: Teachers' Views on Elevating the Teaching ProfessionDownload
In early 2012, Teach Plus conducted its first national survey of teachers. One thousand and fifteen (1,015) teachers from around the country responded, 49% with 1-10 years of classroom experience and 51% with 11 or more years of experience. The survey examined three areas of reform that are central to teachers: standards and accountability, teacher effectiveness and evaluation, and working conditions. The findings paint a picture of a new generation of teachers who have high expectations for their students and a strong desire to build a profession based on high standards.