This article by former NYC Chancellor (and former Civil Rights lawyer, and former teacher, among many other acclaimed positions) Joel Klein is quite long, but worth reading every word. It provides an overview, and stunning examples, of how the K-12 teaching profession has evolved into one with so little accountability, professionalism and just plain old commonsense. Why are teachers paid to not teach?
We need to transform the profession not just for the sake of students, but for teachers too.
READ: The Failure of American Schools in The Atlantic.