In a previous blog post I reported the new survey figures for teacher satisfaction being down to 44% of teachers indicating they are “very satisfied” with the job (down from 59% in 2009). Source was the 28th annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.
What I did not report at that time was the degree to which parent engagement seems to be improving (increasing). Fewer teachers and parents in this year’s survey than since the 1987 survey reported that they believe parents take too little interest in their child’s education and fail to motivate them to learn.
Additionally, the same survey reveals strong correlation between parent engagement and teacher satisfaction.