August 3, 2018

New nationwide survey: Younger teachers vs. older teachers on the education issues of the day

Read the entire article by Julie Hauserman on the Florida Phoenix.

A new, sweeping educator survey released this week is striking in part because it shows how younger teachers view critical education issues compared to older peers.

Regarding retirement: More than half of young teachers (younger than 30) surveyed preferred a private-company-style 401K rather than a traditional pension popular with older teachers (age 50 and older).

On school “choice:” Young teachers, compared to older ones, were generally more open to options for families, such as charters, vouchers and tax credits that help students attend schools outside of traditional public school boundaries. But for the most part, most teachers across age categories did not “strongly support” or “somewhat support” non-traditional schools and programs such as charter schools and vouchers.

To read the complete article, visit the Florida Phoenix.