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[Thread] In honor of national teacher appreciation day, I’m going to review 18 (stylized) facts about the K-12 teaching profession in the United States that shape teacher effectiveness. Thank you teachers! @NEAToday @AFTunion

Here we go – from training to turnover. 1/
FACT #1) K-12 teachers constitute the second largest occupation in the U.S.

# of K-12 teachers ~ 3.8 million
# of lawyers & doctors combined ~ 2.4 million

The sheer size of the teacher labor market has major implications for teacher quality. 2/

nces.ed.gov/programs/diges…
FACT #2) Parents increasingly do not want their children to become teachers

For the first time ever a MAJORITY of parents report that they would not want their children to become a public school teacher. 3/

pdkpoll.org/results

@pdkintl @JoshuaPStarr
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Just to be clear. Patrice’s talent should have left him rich beyond all of us.
117) Headliners, consider doing a meet and greet after your shows. The audience really appreciates it and it feels pretty good. Mine rarely take more than 45 minutes so it’s not a huge time issue. Don’t charge for pictures or autographs. That’s super tacky. #GulManTip #WriteNow
118) Last night @iamcolinquinn filmed another magnificent Special. Standup veterans, you can continue to do great work and reach greater heights if you write diligently and prepare like CQ. This weekend, PREPARE! #GulManTip #WriteNow
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I'm at Lookout Valley Middle/High School for tonight's District 6 School Board debate hosted by @UnifiEdHC and @chattanooga2pt0.
Here's a recap of last night's debate via the @TimesFreePress.

timesfreepress.com/news/local/sto…
Tonight's debate feature candidates Michael Henry and Jenny Hill. The incumbent Joe Galloway is not running to keep his seat.
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I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my teachers. This #TeacherAppreciationDay, I want to share a story about one public school teacher (and yearbook advisor) who made a difference in my life
When I was in high school, my dad lost his job & my family had to rely on food stamps. I still remember going to the grocery store and counting out the last five brown $1 food stamps to get some baloney & white bread, praying it would last through the week
It didn’t always though. Luckily for me, sometimes my English teacher would keep a bunch of us after school—then after a while he’d reach into his own pocketbook and say something like:
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