A Profession and a Promotion? Why Not Both?! [On The Future of Teaching]

Jose VilsonGuest Posts, Mr. Vilson


John Holland’s move back into the classroom demonstrates this almost to a tee. One might wonder why someone who has so many accomplishments and got the title of “child development specialist” would go back to a simpler title of “teacher.” People who acquire the former title often get even fancier titles, promotions, and salaries. With that comes the knowledge that they become virtually non-existent to any students in their districts. They might have set out to “help kids,” but they never interact with them. Thus, “help kids” often means staring at an Excel spreadsheet all day for only a small differential in salary.

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José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.