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MKChang Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:24 PM
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6. Teachers are actually respected in Finland
That goes a LONG way in recruiting the BEST and BRIGHTEST people in Finland to be teachers. And they STAY as teachers because they are respected and are treated as professionals.

Here in the U.S., can the same be said? I don't think so. In WI, it feels like a lot of people only say they respect teachers but that doesn't really seem to be the case. From the looks of how things went in Wisconsin since Scott Walker took office, and from the many blunt, negative comments about teachers that I hear now from people, there seems to be a lot of anti-teacher people out there.

It's a sad society when teachers are reluctant to tell others that they teach for a living. As if it's a "bad" thing.
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