The Power of Influence

From: Education Week
Kati Haycock: On the policy front, teachers and teacher educators mostly play a role through their associations. In the case of teachers, that’s mostly through either the unions or, to a lesser extent, the subject matter associations. In the case of teacher educators, of course, that is mostly through AACTE. The unions, of course, have a lot of influence. The others are less influential in general, but often play a strong role around particular provisions. Unfortunately, we still don’t have good vehicles to engage individuals through other than the associations. As for your question about who will replace teacher retirees, that’s still an open question.

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