Sneak Peek at Results of Educators’ Survey

(updated 12/4/13) Almost 4,500 educators (including 2426 teachers, 616 principals, 411 school counselors, 225 superintendents,  and 79 school board members)  have already taken the new Josephson Institute survey on the state of education in America. (If you haven’t already, please take the survey here and please share this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JIEducatorSurvey on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere to encourage others to take it as well — the …

What Do Educators Think About Education in America? (Preliminary Report #2 on our Survey Results)

Summary. We surveyed more than 2,500 educators (board members, superintendents, principals, teachers, counselors and support staff) and asked them to give their opinions on the trends in education in the past five years. (Are you an educator? Please take the survey here if you haven’t already.) Here are some of the survey results so far. What’s Going Well. Majority of educators believe …

MEMO From Michael: Sneak Peek – Some Surprising Preliminary Results of Our Educators’ Survey

(Updated 11/26/13) Nearly 4500 educators (76 Board members, 225 superintendents, 616 principals, 2414 teachers and 406 school counselors) have already taken the new Josephson Institute survey on the state of education in America. (If you haven’t already, please take the survey here and please share this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JIEducatorSurvey on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere to encourage others to take it as well — …

NEW SURVEY: The State of Education in America

The Josephson Institute has just launched a new comprehensive survey for educators (school board members, superintendents, principals and other administrators, teachers and school staff) and parents of children in school. It is designed to be one of the most comprehensive and influential studies of the trends, opinions and actions of administrators, teachers, students and parents. We hope to have at …

QUOTES: Lincoln

1. Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man’s character – give him power. –Abraham Lincoln 2. I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that …

QUIZ: What should you do when your best salesperson is a jerk?

You are a regional sales manager, and, despite your admonitions, your highest producing salesperson regularly verbally abuses clerical help, stretches the truth, and ignores other company policies. Business is bad and this person accounts for about 20% of your business. You feel certain that if you are too harsh, or if you fire her, she will go to work for …

QUIZ: What would you do? Do you give an honest reference?

You fired an employee for misuse of the Internet (He visited porn sites at work.), and for making inappropriate sexual remarks to a female co-worker.  A month later, you receive a call from a potential new employer who wants a job reference. Do you give a candid and complete report, even though you know it will probably prevent him from …

QUIZ: What would you do? Handling an upset customer.

An important and demanding customer has just called. He is upset that his order has not been delivered. You quickly research the issue and discover that you forgot to give the order to the factory, and it will take at least two weeks to get the customer what he needs. If you tell him 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Who Gets to Go to Lunch? Please vote.

When my radio commentaries were canceled by KNX, a radio station in Los Angeles, listeners were invited to write short essays on what the commentaries have meant to them. The authors of the top five essays will be invited to a special lunch. I was amazed to receive 76 essays — all personally moving. I loved them all and couldn’t …

The Commentary Essay Contest: We Need Your Help to Choose the Winners!

Earlier this fall, Michael Josephson announced a special contest. To mark the end of his 14 years of daily commentaries on KNX-AM1070 radio in Los Angeles, he invited listeners to write short essays on how his radio commentaries had make a positive impact on their lives. The five winners will enjoy a private luncheon with Michael. We received more than …