The Fate of the 2016 Teachers of the Year

TU Director of Government Relations Nate Bowling recently wrote for Slate Magazine about the path he and his fellow finalists have taken since their 2016 recognition as Teachers of the Year. Drawing connections among the teacher shortage crisis, the state of the US political environment, and ongoing teacher strikes, Nate makes the case - “Teaching is a profession, and great teachers need to feel respected and empowered. If they don’t, they will leave—and they should. “