[Susan notes: This letter is posted for the comments it provoked from Monica Hart-Nolan:
To the editor
Sarah Fine suggested in her Aug. 9 Outlook commentary, "Schools Need Teachers Like Me. I Just Can't Stay," that many members of her generation, the so-called millennials, shun teaching because not enough prestige and recognition are associated with the job. She's probably right. But no amount of praise showered on teachers will ever produce the kind of dramatic results we need to close the achievement gap -- because, at its core, teaching is never about the teacher.
Joaquin R. Tomayo, Jr.
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