School management, organization, and accountability; teacher supply, demand and quality; teaching as a profession; sociology of education; sociology of organizations; occupations and work/organizational theory; educational policy
Richard Ingersoll is a widely quoted expert on the teaching force. He examines teaching as a job, teachers as employees, and schools as workplaces, from a teacher’s pre-employment training through the last day in the classroom. His research has provided the best understanding of teaching as an occupation and what the teaching workforce looks like.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas discussed the casting of a black woman as Ariel in the upcoming “Little Mermaid” remake. “Whether it’s seeing people of color traveling faster than the speed of light, or as superheroes, dragons, or even mermaids, when we see ourselves in these roles, even as kids we believe we can do anything,” she said. “These images shape our minds on a subconscious level.”