Staffing challenges in districts across the United States are fueling a narrative of a nationwide teacher shortage. However, Paul Bruno joins us to talk about his recent work showing there may not be a “national” shortage… or national anything.
Later, we read a paper showing some of the inequitable impacts of math homework, and the persistence of a meritocracy myth despite teachers’ knowledge of the inequity.
- First Segment – 01:40 – Nationwide teaching vacancies and candidates
- Second Segment – 27:10 – Homework Impacts & the Myth of Meritocracy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Nguyen, Tuan D., Chanh B. Lam, and Paul Bruno. (2022). Is there a national teacher shortage? A systematic examination of reports of teacher shortages in the United States. (EdWorkingPaper: 22-631). Retrieved from Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/76eq-hj32
- McCrory Calarco, J., Horn, I. S., & Chen, G. A. (2022). “You Need to Be More Responsible”: The Myth of Meritocracy and Teachers’ Accounts of Homework Inequalities. Educational Researcher, Online First. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X221111337