For the past 12 years I have been an assailed teacher. Before I got into teaching all I heard was how it was a “noble” profession. I would defer a high salary for the daily rewards of teaching and some job security. After I started my career all I heard was how lazy and overpaid we were. Our students, our professionalism, our pensions and rights and our public schools are under assault by a small, narrow-minded group of “reformers” (see: deformers). We are all assailed teachers.
I teach history in the public high schools of New York City.