Many Teachers Want To Advance, But Stay In Classroom Role

The Atlantic (11/19, Riggs) reports on the dilemma faced by teachers who wish to advance their careers, but do not want to become administrators, which would take them out of the classroom. The piece cites a MetLife survey this year which found that “nearly 25 percent of teachers were interested in a hybrid role of teaching and some sort of leadership position,” and that 84% have little or no interest in being a principal. The article describes the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education Master Teacher Program, which “tried to develop teacher leaders.”