Commentary: Teachers Play an Important Role in Rural Communities


Teachers’ roles and teaching profession perceptions were the subject of the 2018 50th Annual Phi Delta Kapan’s PDK Poll, Teaching: Respect but Dwindling Appeal. While those polled largely trusted and supported teachers, over 50% of the respondents indicated they would not want their children to be a part of the teaching profession citing it as undervalued, underpaid and too stressful. Read more.