The largest-ever survey of American teachers was released yesterday by the Gates Foundation and the Scholastic publishing company. Forty thousand teachers answered questions on how to fix schools and what they need to do a better job. We find out what the biggest needs of teachers are, according to the survey.
Cate Dossetti teaches English in a high school in Fresno, Ca. She was one of the teachers selected to give the study a final read to the survey before it was released; Jane Hannaway is director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute; and Andrew Parsons teaches kindergarten in a charter school in Brooklyn.