Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Beatings Will Continue Until More People Want The Job

Pretty sure pay and benefit cuts will solve this problem. Also, too, more public floggings.
In recent years, there have been drastic cuts, underfunding for education both nationally and locally, rising expectations for teachers, and test-based accountability systems. In Texas specifically, there’s a student population with increasing needs – like low-income and ESL students – and a “teacher-bashing” narrative coming from many policymakers, Eaton says.

“[They] seem to want to pinpoint the issues with education squarely on the teachers,” she says. “In order to really make the profession valued, you need to … include their voices in major decisions.”

Teachers are history's greatest monsters. Everybody knows that.