From the New York Times: U.S. Urged to Raise Teachers' Status
This article discusses teachers in the U.S., how they are viewed, and the lack of respect they get, all based on their status. I believe, as an educator, that teachers are not considered as high ranking as compared to other careers. It's unfortunate because we are the people who educate the world. This is something that needs to be changed, but it has to start with a certain mindset. I believe that the way our society view teachers will determine the level of respect they will receive. Let's hope it will become a more positive view than it is now.