All the reformers, all the politicians, and all the commentators and others think that they know best about improving education.
But we know that no one and I mean no one ever asks the teachers.
If you think that you can teach try this:
You have 35 to 45 people in your office all clamoring for attention and all having completely different needs. You are alone without help and must handle each situation and person properly without distracting everyone else. You must be totally professional in your approach with someone not in the office even telling how to do things and for how long.
Now 1 hour later 35 to 45 more people arrive to replace the others and they all have different needs too. This group of people will be replaced 3 or 4 more times during the day.
You cannot take a bathroom break for hours. You work through lunch. Before and after work you have a ton of paperwork to do and after work one day a week you must survive a long and barely useful staff meeting.
Oh, and you get paid for only 6 hours a day while working many more, have declining health benefits, no cost of living increase for years, and only work for 10 months a year.