I am assuming this is true for most people. I can think back and name several teachers that made a sincere impression on me – and had a large role in shaping the mind and character that I have today. For instance, Mr. Senecal made sure that every week he did a current events quiz, that he did not cover during class. His approach was that every citizen should be current on the news, and this was his way of making sure we learned how to be good citizens. But here is the problem, the numbers are showing that we have a major issue going on in the Education World. Think about these facts:
2. 46% of new teachers are leaving the profession within 5 years.
So what does this mean? Well for right now, it is definitely impacting the ability for teachers to be successful! The teacher ratio is already at 20 to 23 (Based on school type).
I am definitely of the mind set that teachers are going to be as strategic, if not more, than our US military in the coming decades. If we don’t produce the quality graduates necessary to keep the economy strong. As a result, we really ought to look at making sure that this profession is focused on by subsidizing incomes, housing mortgages, etc..