After nearly 8 years of teacher advocacy, here is what I have concluded, albeit sadly
Nobody cares about teachers
They can steal your pensions, break your unions, lengthen your hours,
script you, micromanage you, insult you and humiliate you and if you
complain about what is happening, people will yawn, tell you you deserve
it, or say "welcome to the club"
The only way you have any
chance of making the general public care about your plight is if you
tell them their children are going to be screwed if your profession is
Remember, what is happening to teachers now happened
to unionized industrial workers 30 years ago Proud people whose labor
helped give the US the highest standard of living in the world were
crushed by corporate America while their neighbors looked on passively
and voted in people who accelerated the process.
I am not sure
that the destruction of the teaching profession can be prevented, but if
it can be, the only pathway to doing this is the defense of children
and the presentation of a powerful vision of what is needed so that
children in our schools get an eduction which does not script and insult
and humiliate THEM.