Sticking Up For Teachers

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Garret Keizer tells us about returning to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught 14 years ago. He talks about what has changed since his teaching days, and he examines the obstacles and challenges that teachers face daily. In his book Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher, he argues against the popular beliefs that public education is doomed, that the heroic teacher is the cure for all that ails education, and that educational reform can serve as a substitute for societal reform.