From the post: "Finally let us not forget the federal government has funded Teach for America degrees and relaxed laws on teacher licensing (essentially, associate degrees or less to teach.) These mandates have deskilled the profession of teaching.
Yes, the federal government has a RESPECT program to elevate the status of teachers much like an abusive spouse publicly dotes on his wife while kicking her around in private. But the bruises show."
The Huntington Teacher: A Letter to Every Teacher of the Year