There are plenty of teachers out there, empirically. We've just left the classroom, and we read the news--there's nothing enticing about the idea of going back. I beat the odds and made it 7 years before I quit. I got a 25% raise when I went into the private sector, and 10 years later, I made money working in ed tech that I couldn't have gotten with 25 years and a doctorate in the classroom. We've all got our stories about the problems, and what made us leave finally. But I suppose they can all be covered by the idea that if you're not going to be rewarded financially for your work, you have to be rewarded psychologically. And there is very little of that left to be had in the profession, either. When business owners, and legislators, and parents, and even your own administrators, are actively working against you and attacking you, it makes it hard to keep at it.
I'm almost entirely sure he is...and that's before I even read your article.
I suspect it's the Coy Mathis case that prompted this latest insanity, a solution looking for a problem that doesn't exist. I don't care who uses the stall next to me. What they've got under their Fruit of the Looms is not my business, and we are all entitled to privacy in the restroom.
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