Why teachers feel the need to compare themselves with other professions (and why it may not help) | missdcox

This started as a long blog post (staying in draft) following the staff dress code discussion on Twitter. 

It got me thinking about how many times I’ve seen teachers & leaders in social media use comparisons with other professions to try and justify why teachers/education should do something in a certain way. A couple to easily recall:
Qualified teacher status – teachers being compared to surgeons “you wouldn’t want an unqualified surgeon to operate on you”
Dress code – Lawyers compared to teachers “we expect lawyers to dress professionally so, so should we”

I’m sure there are…

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