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Monday, December 2, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents "American Teacher"

Description:
As the debate over America's schools rages on, one thing everyone agrees on is the need for great teachers. While research proves that teachers are the most important school factor in a child's success, American Teacher reveals the frustrations facing today's educators: the difficulty of retaining talented new teachers and why many of the best teachers are forced to leave the profession altogether. Americas teachers are woefully underpaid that almost two-thirds must divide their time between a second job in order to make a living. But this wake-up call to our systems failings also looks at possibilities for reform. Can we revalue teaching in the United States and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive and competitive profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the filed in the next ten years, now is the time to find out. " "A film about education that gets it exactly right." - The Washington Post {Will appear in FYI on Dec 2, 2013
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Venue:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
https://www.facebook.com/events/636562496389593/
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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