Opinion: What do early child care workers need? Better pay, more respect and a few good men

In an ideal world, early childhood education advocates wouldn’t need strategies for building respect for the profession. We wouldn’t need to develop arguments for why pre-K educators deserve better pay and working conditions — the country would just accept this as fact and make it happen. Yet, the reality is we must redouble our efforts […]

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Korean Schools Run out of Male Teachers

Schools in Korea are facing a serious shortage of male teachers as the job loses prestige and allure. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, a mere 11 out of 114 people who passed the exam for elementary teachers this year were men. It was the first time that the proportion fell below one […]

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The rise of the ‘manny’: Kim Kardashian breaks stereotypes as she hires a male nanny – and expert reveals why YOU should too

Being a nanny is just one of the many professions subject with a gender stereotype – conjuring up images of a fresh-faced and slightly saintly female like Mary Poppins or Maria Von Trapp, but that’s slowly beginning to change. Kim Kardashian has revealed that she’s hired a male nanny so her sons can benefit from […]

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Who’s teaching our kids? These 4 charts break down K-12 teachers by education level, race, and more

Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping our children’s futures. Many of us may recall a teacher who left an indelible mark on our lives. So, who exactly are the educators currently guiding our elementary and secondary school students? The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a report in May 2023 detailing the characteristics […]

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Editorial: We Need More Male Teachers, and Boston College Can Help

As a young child, I couldn’t fathom the idea of men being teachers. As humans, we always look up to our elders as role models. And, other than our parents, which adults do kids spend the most time with? Teachers. But, boys don’t see nearly enough male teachers. Female teachers outnumber male teachers three to […]

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Global teacher shortage easing, but more needs to be done – UNESCO report

The world’s schools need 44 million teachers that are needed to achieve the goal of providing primary and secondary education for all by 2030, new data shows. In a new analysis published on World Teachers’ Day 2023, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) found that the shortage has been reduced from 69 […]

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