Where Are The Men (in education)

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    lajones

    Many of the men that initially go into teaching find that the pay is not enough to support their families and/or plans for the future.  When working on my masters degree, I took alot of courses designed for school administrators, not because I was interested in administration, but because I was curious about the content taught in those courses. 

    The courses were primarily attended by men who were teachers at the time and desired to move up to administrative positions.  Many expressed frustration in the classroom, with the work load, pay, lack of respect, etc.  I guess they thought that becoming an administrator would alleviate many of these issues.

    As a result, the young boys that are growing up in single parent homes, as discussed in your post, will not encounter a male in the school unless they are in trouble and have to "go to the principals office".  This sets up a whole new problem with the lack of positive interaction between young male students and any male role models that may enter their lives.  The nuturing aspect is just not there. 

    We do have much cause for concern.  Thanks for the post.     

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    lajones

    Many of the men that initially go into teaching find that the pay is not enough to support their families and/or plans for the future.  When working on my masters degree, I took alot of courses designed for school administrators, not because I was interested in administration, but because I was curious about the content taught in those courses. 

    The courses were primarily attended by men who were teachers at the time and desired to move up to administrative positions.  Many expressed frustration in the classroom, with the work load, pay, lack of respect, etc.  I guess they thought that becoming an administrator would alleviate many of these issues.

    As a result, the young boys that are growing up in single parent homes, as discussed in your post, will not encounter a male in the school unless they are in trouble and have to "go to the principals office".  This sets up a whole new problem with the lack of positive interaction between young male students and any male role models that may enter their lives.  The nuturing aspect is just not there. 

    We do have much cause for concern.  Thanks for the post.     

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