How will we know when our profession is respected? 

1.     When teachers are asked to sit on reputable panels to discuss issues outside of education

2.     When K-12 districts (and not just non-profits) carefully source, select and recruit only the top graduates to consider teaching in their schools

3.     When unions are replaced by associations focused on collaboration, networking and professional learning

4.     When a former teacher is elected President

5.     When people actively seek out the opinions of practicing teachers when making policy and programmatic decisions

6.     When there is real accountability for student outcomes using a variety of measures, however imperfect