Class Action: The case for empowering our teachers

“Education gets politicized in ways it shouldn’t be. We need to invest focus, time, expertise and resources in order to promote the importance of this profession.” At a critical moment in teaching as it grapples with shortages and strikes, we discuss its challenges and future with alumni, faculty and students. With the profession at a watershed moment, grappling with shortages and strikes, Teachers College faculty, students and alumni ponder teaching’s challenges, reflect on how TC equips teachers to thrive, and offer ideas for restoring the stature teaching deserves.