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Teaching is tough

November 11, 2011 12:00 am  • 

Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to view the compelling film “American Teacher” in Helena. This film chronicles the stories of four teachers living and working in urban and rural areas of the United States. After viewing the film, it is obvious that the teaching profession has become one of the toughest jobs in America and is getting tougher. The rapid rate at which our teachers are dropping out of the profession and the fact that enrollment in our colleges to obtain a teaching degree is at an all-time low, is a grave concern to all of us who are concerned about education in America. “American Teacher” certainly raises important questions about America’s teachers.

This film is being shown again and I encourage the community of Helena to view this film on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Cinemark 8. You can call the Helena Education Foundation at 443-2545 to reserve your seat and for more details.

Dennis Crawford

Helena