Education: Teachers' Bill of Rights

Raleigh Schorling earned $1.83 a day on his first teaching job 42 years ago. He is doing a little better now, as a professor of education at the University of Michigan, but he still thinks teachers are underpaid —and overworked. That, he says, is why 600,000 teachers have deserted the profession since 1939. Last week Professor Schorling was busy propagandizing teachers the nation over to endorse a twelve-point Bill of Rights. It was sure to please teachers, less likely to appeal to taxpayers. Items:

¶The right to teach small enough classes —from 10 to 20 pupils. (This means better teaching—and 1,000,000 new...

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