Bad Teacher

19 Feb 2012

Lee Bessette for College Ready Writing:

My desire to be paid what I am worth does not make a bad teacher. Being ambitious does not make me a bad teacher. Caring about the larger issues facing higher education does not make me a bad teacher.

There are numerous problems with our academic systems—both lower and higher education—but teachers like Lee are not one of them. We want our educators to be the best and they should be paid their worth. There is no reason to attack those who choose to teach despite the lack of money in the profession nor should we malign those who seek solutions to the difficulties that face our educational institutions. Problems are solved by those who show up not those who shut up.

(Via Janni Aragon)