Special Needs Education

The Unhappiness of CCSD Teachers

Steven Miller

Part 1: Evidence suggests teachers in Nevada’s traditional public schools may be the most-unhappy teachers in America.


Part 2: Heavy teacher absenteeism directly reduces student learning, while signaling lower teacher morale and dysfunctional school culture.


Part 3: Generally, private-school teachers have higher morale and receive more respect as professionals from principals, plus support.


Part 4: For fundamental, institutional reasons, public-school teachers face systemic obstacles and burdens that their private-school colleagues do not.



Steven Miller

Senior Vice President, Nevada Journal Managing Editor

Steven Miller is Nevada Journal Managing Editor, Emeritus, and has been with the Institute since 1997.

Steven graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna). Before joining NPRI, Steven worked as a news reporter in California and Nevada, and a political cartoonist in Nevada, Hawaii and North Carolina. For 10 years he ran a successful commercial illustration studio in New York City, then for five years worked at First Boston Credit Suisse in New York as a technical analyst. After returning to Nevada in 1991, Steven worked as an investigative reporter before joining NPRI.

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