Teacher Absences

The Center for American Progress released a report which found that the average teacher is absent 10 days per school year. They… read more

The Center for American Progress released a report which found that the average teacher is absent 10 days per school year. They extrapolated this number to show that when the average student completes 12th grade, they would have accumulated 2/3 of a school year being taught by a substitute teacher, at a total cost of $4 billion. 

The panel discussed the implications of the report as well as the study of teacher absences in general. They answered questions from the audience. Cynthia Brown moderated. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Cynthia B. Brown Director Center for American Progress->Education Policy
  • Kaya Henderson Deputy Chancellor District of Columbia Public Schools->Human Capital and External Relations
  • Raegen Tabot Miller Senior Analyst Center for American Progress->Education Policy
  • John Mitchell Director American Federation of Teachers->Educational Issues Department
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Teacher Absences

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Program ID:
281981-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 26, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 11, 2008

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  • Oct 26, 2008 | 4:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 11, 2008 | 12:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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