Monday, August 24, 2009

Fewer male teachers are in K-12 classrooms

The Chicago Tribune reports:
For two years Chezare Warren taught math at a middle school on Chicago's South Side, weathering the kind of situations that keeps so many men from pursuing teaching careers at elementary and secondary schools.

There were the usual jokes from friends about his low pay and cushy workday. There were the awkward moments with women who sometimes belittled his profession. There was the occasional whisper or suspicious glance from parents who questioned why a young man would choose to spend so much time with children.
Soon, we will no longer have men teaching elementary school. The schools are being feminized.

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