We followed 15 of America’s teachers on a single day. This is what we learned


#TIA – This is only a small story about an enormous gap in the nation’s educational system: that the glue holding it together is provided largely by the teachers. 

“A teacher whose income was so low, her child qualified for reduced-price lunch. A teacher whose school was so short on staff, he had to fill a shift as a security guard. A teacher who made meals for other teachers to pay for her grocery bill.

We thought we knew teachers, until we followed 15 of them on a single day in September. What we learned: No matter their pay, teachers share in a feeling of disrespect.

They work around the clock and sometimes add a second job to make ends meet. They are burdened by state rules. Parents are too involved or not involved enough.

Yet through it all, they keep teaching America’s children.”

Read more at USA Today