Last week, we held a panel discussion on the recently released 2022 Charles Butt Foundation Texas Teacher Poll: Persistent Problems and a Path Forward. In-house Foundation staff provided some background and key takeaways from the poll, followed by a panel of experts including Tania Tasneem, an 8th grade Science teacher at Kealing Middle School; Mark Estrada, the superintendent at Lockhart Independent School District; and Sarah Walker, an English and Wellness teacher at The Ann Richards School For Young Women Leaders; with David DeMatthews, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin serving as our moderator.
Each panelist shared what struck them about the poll results and then discussion unfolded about the research revealing many Texas public teachers feeling undervalued, underpaid, and overworked, with a vast number of them seriously considering leaving the profession; as well as the promising retention strategies related to improved support and working conditions for teachers who go above and beyond for their students.
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