This post by @plugusin and the discussion evolving in the comments is real reflection of the ongoing emotional struggle in the hearts of our best educators. I continue to call for real heroes to step up and live out the calling to teach, but I too believe those individuals need to enter this work with eyes wide open to the realities. How do we engage in rigorous dialogue about education around the research and evidence of what works rather than what is easy and attractive to voters misinformed by soundbites? How do we lead this dialogue effectively from within our profession?
Here is the post by teacher, author, and champion blogger Bill Ferriter: