Freddie Gershon: Leave No Teacher Behind

Freddie Gershon: Leave No Teacher Behind

By Jason Cocovinis on August 13, 2012

Myrna and Freddie Gershon host a discussion with eight educators this past July at the MTI office in NYC. Photo by Marcus Woollen.

MTI's Chairman and CEO is back with his latest, thought-provoking article on the Huffington Post.  In this piece, Freddie takes an inspiring look at our nation's educators and the critical role they play in shaping ALL lives.  Please read the entire article, comment and share by visiting the HuffPo here.

Here's an excerpt...

When I was a kid, America made the best cars, the most steel, the finest electronic equipment in the world. We made the best clothes and were the ultimate consumer society. We were the source and consumption of everything "best" and exported it as well.

No longer.

There's no magic wand to wave over our country, "home of the brave and land of the free." It's still a magnet as the melting pot of people running from other societies. The streets are not paved with gold. Employment is not easy to find. Competition is not from each other but from the rest of the world, which excels in a variety of areas.

Politicians speak of increasing the quality of the level of education and emphasize S.A.T. scores and no one wants to "leave a child behind."

Seems more appropriate to say: "leave no teacher behind."