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Society and the public devalue education—what would our forbearers think?

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Security guards at schools—public and private

Security at churches and synagogues.

Metal detectors at public schools.

Students not allowed to use hallway lockers.

Children walking to schools through unsafe neighborhoods.

Teachers once vaunted as heroes now deprecated as villains and blamed for everything.

Media and reformers controlled the pulpit.

Politicians and civic leaders following their lead.

Parental support for teachers declining thanks to the above.

Many new teachers leaving the profession before teaching for five years.

Teachers forced to serve breakfast in the classroom.

Test after test after test creates teaching to the test.

Senior teachers put in teacher jail for reasons unknown to them.

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