By Brian Houghton, Chief Technology Officer at Adobe Systems, September 14, 2018, 06:30:38By Brian Hougton, Staff ReporterThe American education system is facing an economic downturn that has created a new set of challenges for the government.
The federal government has been spending billions of dollars on the education sector over the past few years to help students and teachers prepare for the post-Census economic downturn.
But many students and educators still aren’t aware of the various tools available, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress.
“We know that most students don’t even know they have access to free educational software,” said Jennifer Ehrlich, director of education for the Center.
“There are a lot of reasons for that, including lack of access to resources, education providers not having the technology to provide the free training, and students not understanding how much software they need to have access.”
Ehrlich said the lack of training, education, and tools are creating a new generation of teachers and students who are unprepared for the economic downturn and the new challenges that it poses.””
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Ehrlich said the lack of training, education, and tools are creating a new generation of teachers and students who are unprepared for the economic downturn and the new challenges that it poses.
“The biggest challenge for students in today’s education system are the lack and lack of resources to prepare them for a new economic reality,” EHRlich said.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research, a think tank with close ties to the Obama administration, surveyed more than 1,000 high school students across four states and one urban district to examine how their teachers, principals, and teachers’ unions were handling the new economic environment.
“Most of our teachers, the most junior teachers, are in dire need of support,” said Mark Ehrling, the author of the report.
“I have had a teacher tell me she’s had to cut back on her hours because of the uncertainty and she’s struggling to keep her house in order.”
This is the first time that we have asked teachers what they think is needed to prepare teachers and the results were pretty devastating,” Ehlsted said.
While the report found that more than half of the surveyed teachers and principals thought they had a “reasonable amount of time” to plan for the coming downturn, Ehrliks reported that only a quarter of high school teachers were prepared to teach during a severe recession.
Ehrling said that teachers need to be ready to take on these challenges because the new economy will be more difficult than the past.”
As the economic situation gets worse, it becomes harder and harder to find enough qualified teachers,” Eich said.”
It’s going to become harder to get students to take the class that you want them to take,” he added.
In addition to students and parents, Ehlich said it’s a huge challenge for teachers to navigate these new circumstances.”
One of the biggest things that we need to do is find ways to communicate effectively with our teachers in a way that is effective, that is realistic, and that has consequences for how our students do in school,” Ehlich said, adding that this is especially true for teachers who may be in a precarious financial position because of their salaries.”
Our teachers are really the people who are the lifelines for the students,” EHLs said.