“Hi! It’s me! Yeah, that teacher who got way too much press just for quitting his job.
What kind of world do we live in where a teacher leaves and is celebrated by his colleagues and several dozen parents for just up and leaving?
Well, we live in a world where teachers don’t really fit in any more. You see, there’s a cohort of three groups of wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing (and school-bus-yellow superhero capes) that have decided that they know better than teachers how kids learn.
In fact, they’re very good at spreading the idea that teachers are to blame for failing schools, teachers get paid too much, teachers have pensions that are crashing the economy, and teachers like to get a little too friendly with their students. Oh, and they tend to just up and leave when the heat of standardized test pressure gets too high (I was actually accused of that).
But let me tell you the truth….”