Education: Don't Teach School

"Why do not the ablest graduates of high school take up the profession of teaching?" asked William J. O'Shea, Manhattan public school superintendent, in a questionnaire sent to teachers in 222 high schools. Of these, 210 stated that they try to turn their ablest pupils away from teaching; 295 said that the social status of a teacher was not high enough; 139 called teaching a "blind-alley job."


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