The $100,000 Teacher: A Teacher's Solution to America's Declining Public School System

The $100,000 Teacher: A Teacher's Solution to America's Declining Public School System

by Brian Crosby

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ISBN-13: 9781931868488
Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: Capital Currents Series
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brian Crosby has been a high school English teacher in California for the past thirteen years, where he also served as a mentor teacher and chair of the English Department. Mr. Crosby's article, "Good Teachers Deserve $100,000" appeared in the Los Angeles Times in November 1998, and was syndicated in papers across the country. The article was highlighted on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," and he has appeared on radio across the country to debate its merits. A graduate of California State University with a BA in English and an MA in Computer Education, Mr. Crosby belongs to the National Teachers of English and the California Association for the Gifted. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Prefacexiii
Introduction: America, We Have a Problem1
Part 1An Industry, Not a Profession13
Chapter 1The Daily Struggle: Life in the Trenches17
Chapter 2The School as a Workplace: Today's Sweatshops27
Part 2The Fight to Make Teaching a Full-Fledged Profession77
Chapter 3A Professional Salary: How to Attract the Best and the Brightest82
Chapter 4Accountability: How to Earn $100,000105
Chapter 5Rigorous Training: Teacher Interns137
Chapter 6Empowerment: The Final Frontier181
Part 3What Stands in the Way?221
Chapter 7Funding: Not a Problem224
Chapter 8Unions: Political or Professional?235
Chapter 9The System: Politicians, Administrators, and Teachers245
Class Dismissed: Is Teaching Worth It?273
References283
Index291

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