Please check out the link above! I absolutely agree with everything Mr. Joshua Katz is saying. Education has taken a dark turn where numbers and standardize exams are the sole definers for a students potential. This problem is simply not deep rooted in education, but how the nation values education as a whole. Many teachers are underpaid and over worked. If the United States perspective on teachers can change, then we can begin seeing a stronger value in the position as a whole. We need to look at this problem at all aspects and ask ourselves the hard hitting questions such as: Do we have the best professionals in the classroom? Do we provide our educators with the necessary resources for success? Are our teachers put in a position for success? How much has poverty impacted our community, especially our educational community?
Michael G. Sheppard
Michael Sheppard is the General Counsel attorney for the Professional Educators Foundation in Brentwood, Tennessee. With over thirty years of professional and legal experience, his objective in every case is to serve as a medium in providing his clients with the best representation. Currently, as an educational lawyer, Michael sees himself as a soldier in the fight for education equity. No matter what the case, no matter what the situation, Michael believes in providing teachers the necessary aid and support in ensuring the best education for our youth’s future.