This post is by an experienced school leader, who is leaving teaching. He has written a very comprehensive and measured statement about why he’s leaving teaching. As he says, it’s a problem that needs more public concern. The crisis in the teaching profession is not just about a bunch of stroppy leftie types bucking against the government. Teachers are key to the country’s success or failure. Like he says – why should you care that people are leaving teaching in droves? Who do you think is going to educate the next generation’s doctors, lawyers, businesspeople, engineers, skilled technicians…? Hard working, caring invested professionals or just anyone with a pulse? Well, who do you want teaching your kids?