Teachers are skilled professionals — not missionaries, writes Amanda Ripley in The Washingtonian. Talking about teaching as a low-status career for the selfless drives away the smart, ambitious people the profession needs.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
It's My Job, Not My Calling
I don't know if I've had a "calling" since I got out of the army half my life ago. I've done things I'm good at, but I never felt any mysterious "this is what I'm meant to do" feeling for them, and that includes being a teacher. Turns out I'm not the only one: