I know there was a post a few days ago by a teacher who was just plain exhausted and distraught with the profession. Many of us agreed that it's taking a toll on us this year. While the beginning of this article had me doubting and wincing a little, by the end I was nodding a little. I was curious how other teachers would feel about it. I'm not saying it embodies how I feel about my career, but it does touch on some valid points about how society currently treats teachers, or at least how we as educators are viewing how society seems to be treating teachers.
Disclaimer: I know that most people on this board are not the parents mentioned in this article (and you will take offense to the ideas presented that society is expecting the school to raise your children, because you are not the parents this article is talking about!) but for those of us in the classroom, we see what many of you not in the classroom won't see of the average (usually low-income) American home.