As my final word, I would like to make a suggestion to all of those who make policy decisions for our schools: consider teaching.
I don’t mean that you should teach, I mean that you should think about what stops you from doing it. It doesn’t pay much? Your colleagues will be dull and boring? You’ll never be respected for your intelligence or ability? It’s tedious and time-consuming? It’s frustrating to work with piles of bureaucrats and paperwork? Your parents will ask you when you’re getting a real job? You’ll never really be recognized for doing good work?
If you can find a way to make teaching a career that’s good enough for you then people like you will do it.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
–guestblogger Alice in Eduland