Education: Who Cares About Teacher?

For 50 years, educators have been trying to take the fear and fright out of U.S. schoolrooms by making things cheerful for the children: no more birch rods, no more dunce caps, an "understanding" attitude toward all concerned. By all accounts, children have never had it better. But what about the teachers?

An impressively documented report came along last week demanding a more understanding attitude for them—specifically for teachers starting out on their first jobs. Consider, says the Metropolitan School Study Council of New York City, the case of a hypothetical Peg Woodruff.

As the council's booklet, The Newly Appointed Teacher, tells...

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