The education system in the United States depends on taking advantage of teachers, and this is why we have a national teacher shortage. The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future reports that nearly 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within their first five years; the Metlife survey of teachers reports that ‘the […]
Kathreen Harrison is a public school teacher in Maine. She has a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She has worked in a variety of schools in New York and Maine in a number of capacities – French teacher, gifted and talented teacher, elementary school teacher, and curriculum coordinator for island schools. She has lived in Maine for 20 years and has a particular interest in school reform.