Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators

Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators is a ground-breaking, nationally representative survey written for teachers, by teachers. Produced by the teacher-led organization Educators for Excellence (E4E), current classroom teachers from across the country collaboratively designed a national survey to gather teachers’ valuable insight to what’s working, what holds promise, and what needs to be changed in their schools, districts, unions, states, and at the federal level.

A decision is expected early this summer from the U.S. Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME, a case regarding the right of labor unions to collect mandatory fees from non-union members for activities, including representation for wages and benefits, grievances and disciplinary matters. The Janus decision will have major implications for teachers unions’ future memberships and revenue, so E4E is sharing survey results now relating to this case and to teachers’ thoughts about unions more generally.

Full survey results will be released on August 1, 2018.


Preview Survey Results

Teachers’ survey responses indicate union teachers are largely committed to their unions, but to retain members long-term and remain strong, unions need to better engage their members and ensure their policies, positions, and priorities better reflect those of their diverse membership. Use the button below to view key data from the survey relating to Janus v. AFSCME and to teachers’ thoughts about their unions more generally.

Full survey results will be released on August 1, 2018.

In Your Community

Beyond the national sample, we surveyed additional full-time traditional public school and public charter school teachers in some E4E communities across the country. Find out what educators in your community think!

 
   
 

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Elevate teachers' voices by sharing these key survey finding with your social media networks.

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Learn More

Read more on why Janus v. AFSCME matters and how it could impact your classroom.

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Join Us

Join us on August 1, as we share the results from this groundbreaking survey and discuss the future of education in America.

Voices from the Classroom: A Survey of America’s Educators
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC .