Why teachers should educate the public about the profession

10/17/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Teachers need to advocate for the profession by explaining all of the work they do behind the scenes and outside of the classroom, middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter writes in this blog post. A public misconception of the profession -- limiting it to the classroom only -- leads policymakers to think enlarging class sizes or cutting support staff has no real impact on education. "People really do want to support teachers. They just don't know how hard it is to teach," he writes.

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