By Kelly Vaillancourt, Libby Nealis, and Neil A. Snyder – Co-Chairs of the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel
Originally posted by Education Week on October 3, 2014.
A letter to the editor in response to “The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don’t Teach,” by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
“This report implies that the increase in “nonteaching” staff constitutes a potential luxury our schools can do without. Particularly troublesome is the statement that these professionals do not contribute to the academic achievement of students. This is simply not true.”