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Join Education Nation and Helen Gym for a dialogue on “American Teacher”

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

This afternoon at 4 p.m., I’ll be on a panel for Education Nation reviewing a new documentary "American Teacher" and discussing sustainability in the teaching profession. The documentary focuses on the struggles of four teachers across the country to remain in a profession which loses almost half its teachers within five years. Locally the numbers for Philadelphia are even more serious, where the PFT says that more than 50% leave by their fifth year.

Expect a strong discussion with folks like Newsweek pundit Jonathan Alter, the teachers featured in the documentary and myself.

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