Why Teach?

Teachers are often caught between increasing pressure from administrators to improve academic performance and low pay. So why would someone teach? And what is the future of the teaching profession? As part of the series “North Carolina Voices: Studying High School” we present a live forum on teaching. Host Frank Stasio is joined by: Eddie Davis, English teacher at Hillside High School in Durham and the current president of the North Carolina Association of Educators; Melinda Chambless, a Teach for America teacher, who is about to complete her first year teaching biology at Warren County High School in Warrenton; April Tisdale, a 10-year veteran social studies teacher who has been at Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh for the past seven years; and Kenneth Dobyns, a teacher in the Freshmen Academy at West Johnston High School in Benson.. The discussion will be presented as a public forum in Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Historic District. It is free and open to the public. (59:00)

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