Letters, Jul. 7, 1980

Classroom Crisis

To the Editors:

Hey, young America: What do you want to be when you grow up? How about being a teacher [June 16]? After a B.S., an M.S. and 20 years' experience, you can make $18,000 a year, teach five classes a day, grade homework for 150 students at night, do bus and early-morning duty and attend extracurricular events after school. Plus you get to read, at least once a month, articles telling you how incompetent you are and what a lousy job you are doing.

Sounds terrific, doesn't it? Somehow, though, it is satisfying and it is rewarding.

Noureen Byrd...

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