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Public schools: intimidating, demanding, and rewarding

Teaching is a demanding, time-consuming, and often thankless job. If you think you could be happy in another career, some longtime educators advise, then don’t teach.

“Teaching is a type of calling,” said Linda Griffin, an associate dean at the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Those drawn to the profession are committed to the idea of teaching.”

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