To the Editor:
Regarding the article “Despite a Downturn, Few Men Attracted to Teaching Field” (May 9, 2012), expanded opportunities for women and the diminishing status of teaching will also keep the the number of women in the classroom down in the coming years.
Among my friends, neighbors, and relatives, I don’t know a single man or woman who is preparing for a career in K-12 education. This will be the true legacy of the present “reform” movement.
Linda Mele Johnson
Long Beach, Calif.
The writer is a retired teacher.
A version of this article appeared in the June 06, 2012 edition of Education Week as ‘Reform’ Movement Will Yield Fewer Teachers