From 2009 to 2020, just over half of articles about education in national and local newspapers mentioned teachers. In both national and local newspaper articles that mentioned them, teachers were most often portrayed engaging in the work of teaching. This includes portrayals of teachers planning and delivering lessons, managing classrooms, and working individually with students, whether online or in person.
In national newspaper articles that mentioned them, the second most common portrayal was of teachers being evaluated. However, local newspaper articles less often portrayed teachers being evaluated. The second most common portrayal in local newspapers was of teachers developing their professional skills.
When newspaper articles mentioned teachers, how were they portrayed?
Portrayals of teachers in news articles about K-12 education in the U.S. that mention teachers twice or more, 2009 to 2020. Portrayals are not mutually exclusive.
From 2009 to 2020, when national newspaper articles mentioned #K12 #teachers, they portrayed them being evaluated far more often than local newspapers, according to @publicagenda research.