If Utah is in the top 15, just how horrible is teaching in these other states?
What most people don't understand is the change that has taken place in
society in the past 30-40 years that has caused the decline in good teachers.
Prior to the 1980s the only real professions available to women were nursing and
teaching. Now all professions are available to women: doctors,
military officers, lawyers, business managers and CEOs, airline pilots,
engineering, etc. etc. Not only do these professions pay more than teaching but
they have more status, and women are encouraged by parents, school counselors
and others to go into more of these professions. With easily available child
care, raising a family is no problemTeaching on the other hand is a
lower pay and lower status job than those listed above. The criticism of
teachers by parents, students, and others is intense. I am surprised that they
stay as long as they do. Lack of respect by students and parents makes the job
even harder.In my opinion since this is a societal issue and nothing
is going to change in the foreseeable future. Other opportunities for women is
a major factor. Now there is even a shortage of elementary teachers, which was
unheard of 40 years ago
I think the massive teacher shortage would say otherwise. But what am I doing?
I'm looking at the facts. In today's Trump world, who needs facts?Get Educated
Our education system is a big fat joke! Competent teachers? The bottom line is
we aren't producing competent students. It is not the teachers fault! NO
Child left behind needs to be repealed!