In times of depression, some jobs may look more attractive than others. In fact, I don’t know many people right now boasting about their new job in finance or in banking… they rather try to hide right now…
By the way, I remember a time… not so old… when it was almost a shame to say I was teacher… even worse, claiming to be part of the public administration (even though I don’t hear many teachers claiming to be part of a governmental structure :-).
On April 11th, STEVE LOHR wrote an article about that in the New York Times acknowledging the fact that new graduate students are now considering public careers with a little less disdain… an even interest !
As I wrote before, I’m convinced these crisis days are days of opportunities to recruit valuable teacher for our school system… So let’s work on it and let’s make those kind of careers attractive, like « Teach for America » did, for example.