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Tucked in my clipping file is a bitter New York Times essay by a Long Island English teacher who retired at 55 because of what he calls "a strange alien attitude coupled with resistance to learning that ... makes teaching no longer a noble, joyful profession."
States and local communities have responded with their best efforts to calls for upgrading the quality of American schools. But it doesn't take a national commission to know that you can't improve the schools when you don't have, and can't find, enough qualified teachers.
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