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Lynch, Matthew – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
Policies on social promotion and retention, although formulated to regulate academic success and failure in the field of K-12 education, have become burdensome and are now considered damaging to the public education system. The various stakeholders in education, including students, teachers, education policy makers, parents, and employers are all…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, Grade Repetition, Academic Achievement, Educational Policy
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Lynch, Matthew – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
This article examines three interlinked problems facing public schools today: how to recruit, retain, and pay our teachers. The article begins with an overview of the current situation in the United States, paying particular attention to schools in areas where minorities are the majority. It goes on to examine some of the causes of teacher…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Recruitment