PRIMARY SOURCES Third Edition

America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change

A project of Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We surveyed 20,000 public school teachers.
Here’s what they had to say:

1Teachers onTEACHING

98%

AGREE THAT TEACHING IS MORE THAN A PROFESSION; IT IS HOW THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

2Teachers on theCOMMON CORE

73%

ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IMPLEMEN- TATION IN THEIR CLASSROOM; THE SAME PERCENT SAY IT WILL BE CHALLENGING

3Teachers onEVALUATIONS

69%

SAY THEY RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM EVALUATIONS TO HELP REFINE OR IMPROVE THEIR PRACTICE

4Teachers onCOLLABORATION

57%

SAY THEY USE TECHNOLOGY TO COLLABORATE WITH TEACHERS THEY WOULDN’T OTHERWISE KNOW