Amen to all of this!
Debra Rook

Hi Debra,

Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. Also, thank you for being a teacher in spite of its challenges. I would love to visit your — and many other classrooms. The consequence of being a student now is being outside of the places where the real work is being done: classrooms. My experience of teaching is that it loved me back through the students I taught, which is what kept me in it for 15 years. I’m hoping to find some solutions for our teaching force and I think we begin that search with an honest assessment of where we are now, hence this piece.