Article: Panic about male teachers quitting obscures key factor: what about women?

The flip side of Paul’s comments is that female teachers tend to accept their role as nurturers. The “glorified babysitters” he describes are not expected to be highly paid or prestigious, and women don’t have the learned expectations that such things are inherently their due. Nor do women feel Paul’s existential discomfort in identifying with a profession based on caring for children.

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