For the tenth time in my life, I've finished prepping my classroom for a new school year. Sitting back admiring my masterpiece, I can't help but think to myself, it would be so much easier to quit right now.
While public universities are non-profit institutions, they are increasingly exhibiting corporate behavior, from highly paid presidents to superfluous administrators, to replacing tenured faculty with poorly paid part-time teachers.
We have never heard more policy rhetoric about developing, recruiting and retaining strong teachers. Ironically, our policies have also never done more to ensure that good teachers have little incentive to serve and stay in those schools.