Daily Archives: 09/18/2005

Teachers And Requiem For A Dream

A couple stories that interested me.

  • Teaching In America: The Impossible Dream – I’ve never felt much pull to become a teacher, despite a strong affinity for pontification and several seminal teachers in my long school history. Despite any lingering romantic notions of service as a teacher, I rather like making a decent salary and not being denigrated by students and irate parents. The Alternet article is a plug for Teachers Have It Easy, a book exploring why teachers are paid so poorly in the United States.
  • Requiem For An Office – An interesting article from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (the guys behind the Doomsday Clock), written by Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science.