To no surprise of anyone who is a teacher or who talks to teachers, lots of teachers are not very happy right now.

A brand-new study (that’s not behind a paywall!) puts numbers behind the statement.

Check out The Rise and Fall of the Teaching Profession: Prestige, Interest, Preparation, and Satisfaction over the Last Half Century by Matthew A. Kraft, Melissa Arnold Lyon.

Education Week has a very good summary of it: The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?

Some ideas: higher pay, more autonomy, right-wing fanatics halting their book bans and attacks on what we’re teaching, reducing violence in schools (gun control, anyone?).

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