From 2010 to 2015, national newspaper articles that mentioned teachers frequently portrayed them as being evaluated. But starting in 2016, national portrayals of teacher evaluation declined.
By 2017, very few national newspaper articles mentioning teachers depicted them being evaluated, while more showed them engaged in professional development or training. Depictions of teachers participating in labor actions and needing or negotiating for higher salaries were more common in 2018, during strikes and walkouts in several states.
From 2009 to 2020, depictions of teachers fluctuated less in local newspapers than in national newspapers. Local newspaper articles that mentioned teachers consistently depicted them engaged in professional development or training more often than being evaluated.
By 2017, just 2 percent of national newspaper articles mentioning #teachers showed them being evaluated, while 20 percent showed them engaged in professional development or training, according to @publicagenda research.