Betsy DeVos can not be the head of education. I am willing to fight tooth and nail and I will post this on every educational post. I look to you my elected officials to stop this madness and philibuster this if need be.
Teaching is a hard but much needed job. They don't get paid nearly enough and usually get very little respect. I feel like if we can encourage our teachers and show some appreciation, it'll be better for the students when they have a teacher who genuinely loves their job.
American educational systems are failing because we have deincentiveized the teaching profession. With soaring higher education costs and teacher salaries that are bottoming out, there is little way to encourage our best and brightest to put their brains towards educating our country's children.
I have been an educator for 9 years and am still paying back my undergraduate and graduate school loans. It is ridiculous that the education I received in order to educate others is still part of my monthly expenses.
Good teachers are few and far between. Our country is failing in education because we are failing our teachers. We require so much education/recurrent training & certifications of them & pay them lower than any other certified professional. They should have debt forgiveness.
All teachers are valuable. I appreciate that this bill levels the playing field for educators and does not place higher value on math & science teachers in a high school. Well rounded students make better citizens!