New Idea from US Department of Ed: Rebrand the Teacher
As someone who has regarded the word teacher as sufficient and honorable for decades, I'm offended.
Here's the first illlustration: Instead of "teacher" call that person working with first graders "nation builder"--and you will further embed in everybody the notion pushed by our corporatized politicos that teachers are responsible for the economy.
Here are two ideas this US Department of Education has generated. Replace teacher with Youth Development Engineer and Miner of Potential.
Here's what I put up on Twitter:
I say to #rebrandteaching: Go away.Beware of people who think teachers aren't good enough--in name and in practice.
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