Diane Ravitch’s review of a few books about the state of American education is interesting, if only because she’s one of the few people I’ve seen standing athwart the consensus on the topic yelling “Stop!”. (To appropriate W.F. Buckley.) Whether or not you agree with her, I found this point salient:
If we were to improve the teaching profession, then perhaps more of the talented young people who now apply to Teach for America would choose to enter teaching as a career, not as a stepping stone to graduate school or another more remunerative line of work.
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