This is How Some of America’s Best Teachers Spend Their Time

While I love the intent of the piece, the reality is that the teachers featured are all from “public” schools with a laser focus on achievement. Anyone can draw this conclusion based on the school’s name alone. What I’m curious to learn more about is how the teachers at “public” schools whose name doesn’t include “Aspire, Technology, Academy, or Preparatory” spend their time. There are really good teachers fighting a much harder battle, educating children with limited resources in traditional public schools. My sister is one of those teachers. Her passion and commitment is astounding. She faces challenges I’m sure none of these teachers face, i.e. incarcerated parents, minimum reinforcement at home, low learning abilities, etc. The list goes on. I think these teachers pose the greater lesson. They are after all educating the majority and not a select chosen few.

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