I, also, worked in education and this post nails it. When I started there, I was literally stunned. Teachers are the most education resistant people I ever met, second only to "Administrators" who also have credentials and advanced degrees. Districts are about getting your friends in and making sure they get a high paying admin job a couple of years right before the end to bump their retirement. "The Club" circulates these people. I almost wrote most, but to be sure, many who get into teaching today do it because it pays well, benefits are great, few work more than 8 hours a day, only 9 months a year, and #1 - can't be fired. There are exceptions. My mom is a special ed teacher who works 12 hours a day, 11 months a year and loves it. But I have been there, and those teachers are the exception; there just isn't budget to pay them what they are worth because of the people who are there for "summers off."