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JM: Let … let’s connect this conversation to teaching today as we go along through your own memoir. I mean, do you suppose it’s that much different for a new teacher today? You were thrown in, sink or swim.
FM: No. It’s not much different at all because first of all, human nature doesn’t change. Kids are the same. Kids are tough. And kids are constantly seeking out your weaknesses. That’s their business anyway. They pit … pit themselves against you. And the people who were … who are the supervisors generally, I’d say, 95 percent of them have had that limited teaching experience. And all they do is sit there and they’ll … they’ll write up an observation report…
JM: So it’s a kind of “gotcha” attitude?
FM: It’s “gotcha,” yeah. Because and they … they have … they have less teaching experience and they get higher salaries. That’s the craziness in the education system. That the farther you get from the classroom, the more money you get. The more … the more you’re rewarded.
JM: You get rewarded for getting out of teaching.
FM: You get, yeah, you get your reward for leaving the classroom. And there’s something wrong with that. It would be like to saying to a brilliant surgeon “Leave the operating room and take this desk and we’ll give you much more money.”
JM: Crazy system.