master’s degrees

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    The case against paying for master’s degrees in education

    From an article featured in Washington Monthly: The problem is that education master’s programs generally don’t produce better teachers. While programs vary greatly, and some stand above the rest, the teachers I interviewed told me that they had spent too much time on theory and not enough on practical teaching…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2020
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    NCTQ: Master’s degrees for teachers are “ineffective and expensive”

    Kency Nittler of the National Council on Teacher Quality takes a look at compensation for master’s degrees in the 124 largest school districts in the nation.  She finds, Of the ten districts that do not offer additional pay, five are in North Carolina (a state that prohibits the practice),…
    Terry Stoops, September 26, 2019
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    Not-so-secret master’s pay endgame: Full restoration of supplement

    Senate Bill 28 is a bipartisan bill that seeks to restore master’s pay for teachers who obtain their degree in the subject that they teach. It would require a $6.8 million appropriation, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill. Many supporters of Senate Bill 28 believe that the…
    Terry Stoops, February 19, 2019