Video: ‘Everything I love about teaching is extinct’ – emotional resignation by veteran teacher slams ‘depressing gradual downfall of public education’

A teacher of 15 years has posted a resignation message on YouTube in which she blasts the state of public education in the US, which she claims is now more focused on tests than children’s welfare…

Ellie Rubenstein, who taught fourth grade in Highland Park, Illinois, posted the emotional speech last week after hearing that she was going to be transferred to another school against her will.

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More in the Daily Mail at:  ‘Everything I love about teaching is extinct’: Emotional video resignation by veteran teacher slams ‘depressing gradual downfall of public education’

US readers – do many teacher in the United States share Ellie Rubenstein’s concerns? UK readers – do the issues raised strike a chord over here? 

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Comments

  1. Heidimo

    SchoolsImprove the statement “im not a yes-man”…would make you a “no-man” (hence accused of negativity inevitable surely?)

  2. CaiMartlew

    SchoolsImprove struck a chord with me but I suspect that that is confirmation bias. That said teachers do have it real hard.

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