This new Report from the Economic Policy Institute published on August 9, 2016 only continues to reiterate the sad and disappointing perception widely held on teaching as a profession. The most important way to improve the quality of education is to ensure that teachers have the respect and status that they need and deserve:
"...An effective teacher is the most important school-based determinant of education outcomes. It is therefore crucial that school districts recruit and retain high-quality teachers. This is particularly difficult at a time when the supply of teachers is constrained by high turnover rates, annual retirements of longtime teachers, and a decline in students opting for a teaching career—and when demand for teachers is rising due to rigorous national student performance standards and many locales’ mandates to shrink class sizes..."
Read the Report here: