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Teaching is more than a job.

Teaching is a philosophy, a lifestyle: it is a way of being.

But it is a profession like any other.

Like plumbing.

But instead of fixing lead piping and unblocking u-bends and ensuring that your boiler works, teaching uses the substance of




Still, teachers are not admired

When computers teach for less money.

While the public purse needs pruning.

After the angst of our city riots.

And instead of realising that perhaps the most important thing is for us to be nice to each other, we admire entertaining tripe like the Apprentice and league tables and believe that most people are inherently lazy and wicked and cannot be trusted with too much leisure time.