Quietly inside, as the economy has wreaked havoc on public schools, parks and many services in my hometown of Miami, I’ve been worrying about the future of the teaching profession.
I have three school age children and come from a family of four teachers so when teachers are being laid off, furloughed or otherwise being asked to do impossibly unfair sacrifices to cling to their under-paying jobs, I take it personal and I get very concerned. It hurts so much to see what teachers are going through that I’ve told myself I would discourage my kids from pursuing any career related to teaching.
A couple days ago I was reminded how wrong my thinking was. (more…)