Last year, Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation conducted a survey of 20,000 K–12 teachers to learn their opinions of teaching as a profession, Common Core, evaluations, and more. We discovered that most of you love your jobs, but you face significant challenges and frustrations. Below are some of the key findings from Primary Sources (Third Edition).

Does anything surprise you?


“To see these kids become fluent readers is better than any paycheck!”
Elementary school teacher


“I love my job, but I feel that we as teachers need to be heard.”
         — Elementary school teacher















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