When I initially created this post, its purpose was to solicit feedback from teachers to include in on open letter to pre-service and first-year teachers. I still encourage that feedback:
However, as I was scrolling through Facebook today, I ran across this Washington Post article/editorial. Many can relate to the teacher’s frustrations, which prompts me to ask another question beyond “why teach?” Why should teachers remain in the field? Please e-mail your encouragement for teachers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.