Very few national or local newspapers depicted teacher shortages, teachers lacking classroom resources, or a lack of diversity in the profession. Yet most teachers think it is very important for newspapers to cover these issues, as discussed in Finding 10.
How did newspapers’ portrayals of teachers change?
Changes in five 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.
Teachers and Journalists Respond
Hear how other teachers and journalists respond to these findings.
Newspapers rarely portrayed #K12 #teachers dealing with shortages, attrition, or lack of classroom resources, all issues that most teachers think are very important for the media to cover, according to @publicagenda research.