The Most Noble Profession of Teaching is Now the Most Embattled

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No institution is more important to the US economy—or America’s role in the world—than public education. But no profession is more of a battlefield than public school teaching. As another school year begins, are reforms desperately needed? Are teachers getting a bad rap? Public school teachers are on the firing line—not just in the classroom, but in public controversies about tenure and other job protections, standardized tests and, of course, the Common Core curriculum.


Dana Goldstein - correspondent for The New York Times covering education - @DanaGoldstein, Eric Hanushek - Hoover Institution, Stanford University - @EricHanushek, Lily Eskelsen Garcia - National Education Association - @Lily_NEA, Carol Corbett Burris - South Side High School - @carolburris

Warren Olney

Jenny Hamel, Evan George, Gideon Brower