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    Increasing Teacher Motivation

    A message to principals, administrators, district leaders and politicians Teaching morale is at an all time low. Just look at the #redfored demonstrations taking part across the nation. And contrary to media reports, teachers are not asking for more pay (even though in real terms a teacher in 1992 had a slightly higher salary than in 2016). They are asking for more support, more funding for their students, and smaller class sizes. In a 2014 federal survey, only 12.5 percent of teachers that had left the profession said recognition and support from administrators was better in teaching than their new job, a steady drop from Education Department surveys carried out…