All professional groups maintain complex and dynamic interactions with the wider public sphere. Among other things, society entrusts to each professional group specific rights and responsibilities. Teachers in the United States have long had to live without some of the benefits other professional groups have enjoyed, and budget cuts have made it necessary for them to accomplish more with fewer resources. Little wonder that a recent survey found teacher morale continues to decline. See link to the New York Times article below. EdProf
Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston – American Memory, Library of Congress
- SchoolBook: Teachers’ Morale Reaches 20-Year Low (nytimes.com)
- Bad days. (preaprez.wordpress.com) A teacher’s wordpress blog
- And the Survey Shows... (ateacher4life wordpress blog)
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