Teacher Working Conditions Survey

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    22% of teachers say that students are not treated equitably, justly and fairly

    The 2020 Teacher Working Conditions Survey has been released.  In the new Equity category, 22% of teachers say that students are not treated equitably, justly, and fairly.  And approximately 30% of teachers say that the rules are not applied equitably to all students. That is appalling and highlights the…
    Terry Stoops, June 3, 2020
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    Teachers more concerned about school leadership than resources

    The New Teacher Center will offer a preview of the 2018 N.C. Teacher Working Conditions Survey at the State Board of Education meeting next week. Overall, 95,922 teachers, which is 88 percent of the state’s teacher population, responded to the survey.  Despite what May 16 walkout participants said, most…
    Terry Stoops, May 31, 2018
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    A retired teacher’s view of the Teacher Working Conditions Survey

    I received a thought-provoking response to Lindsay Marchello’s Carolina Journal article on the N.C. Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Administrators usually make a big deal over teachers completing this survey. The K[indergarten] teacher I referenced is a gifted teacher and well-respected by her staff. I often sought her advice and input…
    Terry Stoops, March 7, 2018
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    Harding University HS working conditions pretty bad

    Earlier this week, a gang of students attacked an employee of Harding University High School in Charlotte.  Was this an isolated incident or indicative of Harding’s educational environment? The NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey indicates that it was the latter. Only 25 percent of teachers agreed that “students…
    Terry Stoops, June 3, 2016
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    Teacher Working Conditions Survey shows gains

    Results of the 2016 NC Teacher Working Conditions (TWC) Survey will be released this week. The New Teacher Center does not want anybody to believe that the survey is an “assessment of the morale of teachers or their happiness with specific policies.”  Rather, they characterize it is a “statistically…
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2016
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    DPI spins teacher survey

    In their June 2014 Public School Partners Newsletter, N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) officials try to spin the results of the 2014 Teacher Working Conditions Survey to make it appear that working conditions have deteriorated over the last two years.  I discussed the survey results here and found few…
    Terry Stoops, June 24, 2014
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    Teacher working conditions largely unchanged

    The biennial 2012 Teacher Working Conditions Survey results were released today.  Since the New Teacher Center last administered the survey in 2010, control of the NC General Assembly switched from Democrats to Republicans.  So, did teacher working conditions deteriorate or improve under Republicans?  It turns out there was little…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2012
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    Teacher Working Conditions Survey

    In a recent blog post, Bill Harrison, chair of the NC State Board of Education, urges teachers to take the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey, which will be will be administered March 26-April 20, 2012.  I am pleased that Chairman Harrison is making this appeal. The NC…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2012