Judging by responses to a recent NPR report on a lawsuit to make it easier to fire California teachers, many members of the public seem to see public school teachers as a species of self-sacrificing missionaries dedicated to acting as surrogate parents to every child who enters their classroom.
See if you agree with Dr. Maddox that this attitude reflects a profound misunderstanding of the purpose of public education and parental responsibility.
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Maeve Maddox, School Reform Editor
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