In Defense of Teaching
Nancy Flanagan offers a trenchant response to a U.S. News & World Report piece calling teaching one of the most "overrated" careers in America. She writes:
To understand why teaching is satisfying and gratifying, you must approach it as a believer in the complex, redemptive and transformative power of education.
The person who wrote the U.S. News itemwhich, as Flanagan suggests, comes across as almost offensively shallowclearly does not.