The Pressure on American Teachers
Single Topic News (Large Newsroom)
- USA TODAY
About the Entry
Following a year of headlines dominated by teacher strikes, USA TODAY sent 15 teams from newspapers across the country to follow public-school teachers for a day in an effort to show the full scope of the pressures on American teachers.
- We Followed 15 of America’s Teachers on a Day of Frustrations, Pressures and Hard-Earned Victories
- ‘Any Talks of Striking?’: How a West Virginia Teacher’s Facebook Post Started a National Movement
- These Teachers’ Jobs Give Fair Salary, Housing, Respect. All They Had to Do Was Leave U.S.
- ‘Can’t Pay Their Bills with Love’: In Many Teaching Jobs, Teachers’ Salaries Can’t Cover Rent
Comments from the Judges
“Outstanding reporting on an important subject…Overall this is fine work that punctures some commonly held perceptions about teachers and their jobs.”
“What outstanding work, and fabulous editing. The narrative kept flowing and I was drawn in with compelling quotes and statistics. The following stories all told a tale of dedicated teachers needing more money and benefits.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.