Here’s a graphic from the new Center on Education and the Workforce report, What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors, that shows median earnings by undergraduate major.

2011CEWchart

As you can see, education is the second most popular undergraduate major.

And then they graduate.

And we give them crappy working conditions.

And we put them at the bottom when it comes to future earning potential.

And we vilify them politically and in the media.

And we blame them for all of society's ills.

And then we wonder why we can't get good teachers to enter or stay in the profession (and why they’re leaving at even faster rates than they have before)…

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