The job of an educator is unquestionably one of the toughest and most important roles a person can take on. But too often, it seems their voices go unheard and efforts underappreciated when it comes to decisions that affect the education system itself.
Unfortunately, the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary appears to be just another instance where the collective outcry from America's educators was not enough to sway the votes of those in power. POPSUGAR interviewed teachers from across the country via email to hear their initial reactions to the news of their new education secretary and to hear where they believe education is headed with her at the helm. Read their honest and heartbreaking concerns for the future of their profession ahead.
Contributions were lightly edited for length. Varying levels of anonymity were requested.