Teaching and Misconceptions

Time Magazine Cover Leaves Teachers Outraged

Summary:

This article discusses a recent TIMES magazine cover that reads “Rotten Apples: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” While the actual article discusses things other than teacher tenure, making the cover hyperbolic and misleading, the cover perpetuates a negative view of teachers that is very damaging.

How will this affect how I prepare to go into the classroom?

Reading this article has made me realize that acknowledgement of these false images of teachers means that I will need to create a more positive image of teaching for myself so that I do not fall into the trap of believing the things that popular media says about teachers.

What are your thoughts on this TIMES cover? Leave a comment!

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