Come to think of it, I do know a number of teachers who found themselves feeling dissatisfied in their vocation. He notes some interesting observations made by Alvin Toffler.
The center’s research reveals that “a total of 40 percent of public school teachers say they don’t expect to be in the classroom five years from now. The rate is expected to be even greater among high school teachers, half of whom plan to be out of teaching by 2010.”
I'm not convinced but it does make me think.
In their latest book, Revolutionary Wealth, Alvin and Heidi Toffler say the U.S. educational system was designed to introduce children to “industrial discipline.” That we are grooming them for rigid schedules and repetitive work for life in a factory. But the jobs of today and tomorrow require knowledge-based skills, with respect, caring and compassion topping the list.
Maybe it’s time for parents to stop using schools as babysitters and to once again take responsibility for the education of our children. Toffler proposes three days a week of conventional school and two days of community service, business or family involvement.