A real education: The plight of teachers I CBS Sunday Morning

Before I became a high school teacher, I was a tenured associate professor at Good State University. I left that position for a number of reasons, but chief among them was that it felt like I was doing nothing productive (in this era of feelings-over-truth). It was just too frustrating. So my work now is much more personally rewarding, despite coming with a pay cut of about 8k. I've not "job-hopped" much, but the mindset of someone in education is rarely to become wealthy (since that's not possible). We're much more interested in more charitable/noble ideals. Like, our goal is never a bottom line, but that goal is pretty clear in commerce and industry (the business of business is business), so the loyalties are probably different. But we still seek out livable wages, decent benefits, and good employers.

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