Recent release of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, is great…if you’re a statistics student looking for a great example of a downward trend-line(1). If you’re a teacher however, it just confirms everything you knew, suspected, or are living. The results have many of our best and brightest looking into an earlier than expected retirement.
I can’t help thinking that this is all part of a plan, but that while I may be saying “I told you so,” by the end of this–because we all know that TFA and University of Phoenix are in no way ready to fill the need for “quality teachers” that will soon be there–it might come too late to save public education.
from the NYT: Teacher Survey Shows Morale Is at a Low Point