The Real Education Crisis in 2 Charts

The real education crisis can be seen brewing in the chart below.

Plain to see that the number of people choosing to become an educator continues to shrink, as the job becomes more stressful, and less rewarding.

The chart below is even more start, falling from 21% in 1970 to just 6% in 2011

No other profession has seen such a drastic collapse. If the trends were reversed schools would have a larger, and therefore higher quality pool of potential educators to choose from. This trend is not going to reverse unless corporate reformers begin to value front line educators and pursue policies that respectful the profession.