Tim Slekar, dean of Edgewood College in Wisconsin and consummate education activist, is writing a book about the teacher shortage and he needs your help if you are or were a teacher.

He wrote:

Attention Teachers. According to the media we are facing a teacher shortage. I disagree. We have a teacher exodus that is the result of 30 + years of “accountability.”

Can you take a moment and answer these questions and send them to me on email ([email protected]). Anonymity is promised. But I want to tell your story.

1) Why did you go into teaching?

2) What has changed during your time as a teacher?

3) Are you being asked to do things that do not benefit kids? Name some.

4) Have you thought about leaving teaching? Have you left teaching? Why?

5) What would it take to remoralize you and stay in the profession and or make you want to get back into it?

We are far from perfect
But perfect as we are.
We are bruised, we are broken
But we are god damn works of art!
Rise Against