Teachers Have It Easy

The authors, former teachers and the son of teachers, talked about their book "Teachers Have It Easy": The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of… read more

The authors, former teachers and the son of teachers, talked about their book "Teachers Have It Easy": The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers, published by New Press. They wrote that the salaries paid to the teachers of America’s public school system are woefully inadequate, partially because of a popular conception that teaching is easy, and that salary reform would help to eliminate many of the problems faced by public schools. After their initial discussion, two first year teachers, Mr. Falivena and Ms. Trainor, were introduced to describe the time, effort, and financial struggles they experienced in Brooklyn. All the participants then answered questions from members of the audience.

Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit tutoring and writing lab with locations in San Francisco and Brooklyn, New York. Daniel Moulthrop is a former teacher who is currently studying at the University of California-Berkeley for a master’s in journalism. Ninive Clements Calegari is a teacher and the founding executive director of 826 Valencia, San Francisco. close

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  • Vincent Falivena Teacher Williamsburg Preparatory School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Daniel Moulthrop Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley->Journalism
  • Kate Trainor Teacher Secondary School For Journalism (Brooklyn, NY)->English
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    Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari, Dave Eggers
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Teachers Have It Easy

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Aug 20, 2005 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 03, 2005 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 20, 2005 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 03, 2005 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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