When will the public cease to insult the teacher’s calling with empty flattery? When will men who would never for a moment encourage their own sons to enter the work of the public schools cease to tell us that education is the greatest and noblest of all human callings? — William C. Bagley (author, Craftsmanship In Teaching)
When I first started teaching we would run car washes and sell candy to raise money for extra curricular activities. In Oregon parents are selling their blood to buy books. Well we certainly can’t use tax money, can we?!