In Defense of Teaching

By Anthony Rebora — February 05, 2008 1 min read
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Nancy Flanagan offers a trenchant response to a U.S. News & World Report piece calling teaching one of the most “overrated” careers in America. She writes:

To understand why teaching is satisfying and gratifying, you must approach it as a believer in the complex, redemptive and transformative power of education.

The person who wrote the U.S. News item—which, as Flanagan suggests, comes across as almost offensively shallow—clearly does not.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.