Every year for the past 50 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues (you can see my posts from previous years here and here). This year’s poll results were just released.
You can read their summary and see the complete results here.
You can also read a summary at The 74, New Poll: For First Time Ever, a Majority of American Parents Do Not Want Their Children to Become Public School Teachers.
I’m a teacher of 18 years, and I don’t want my kids to become teachers here in Michigan. Times have changed, and while I never did it for the money, at least I had a good health plan and a trustworthy pension. Teaching is a profession, not a hobby.