Education: The Rewards of Teaching

Higher pay is one way to get more teachers. Another: spreading the truth that a teacher's bread is not dough alone. Last week the American Council on Education issued a warm little pamphlet (College Teaching As a Career) that allows three noted U.S. teachers to recruit in their own way—by describing the rich satisfactions they find in their work. Teaching rewards:

Happiness. Says famed Teacher Mark Van Doren of Columbia University: "The college teacher is devoted to the search for truth, and as such he is the envy of all those in our society who are paid to obscure or distort it....

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