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Changing the Way We Say "OH!" or Valuing the Profession of Jewish Education

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Publication Date: August 2004

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Bruce Powell

Series: Hanukat CAJE

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education)

Keywords: Teachers; Jewish Education; Public Opinions; Employment

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Powell speaks to society's prevailing tendency to place a higher value on certain professions and accomplishments. For example, a doctor or lawyer commands more respect than a teacher or school principal. Powell challenges the public not only to be equally impressed with both professions, but also to demonstrate this with our reactions, responses and questions.