"I don't want to be a teacher anymore."
I talk a lot on this blog about being a teacher: the ups, the downs, the kids, the policies, the exhaustion, and the excitement. I believe somewhere in these five or so years of archives, I have even said: "I can't imagine being anything other than a teacher."
And yet!! When I came across this article written by a 34 year teaching veteran, I could totally relate. I realize I've only been the profession for 6 years and didn't get to experience the "glory" days of teaching, but her description of what times are like right now absolutely rings true.
Teachers are in the news a lot right now with (it seems) nation-wide cuts in salaries, benefits, and even jobs. I enjoyed this clip from The Jon Stewart Show: he compared teachers with wall street. What he highlights from about minute 3:45 on to the end will have your blood boiling!
And I also thought that this excellent interview with Diane Ravitch about the real reason for poor educational performance was also worth sharing:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
It all just makes me wonder if teaching is the new hated profession? Move over lawyers, there's a new butt of every joke!