Steve Strieker in The Answer Sheet confronts ths current state of education from the specific events of his home state:

"In Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, teaching has been relegated from professional status to political fodder."
He then builds to this conclusion:
"In Walker’s Wisconsin, education is not a profession. It is politics....

"With the current attack on public education, however, our next generation of professional educators will have to be seasoned young, impervious, and politically active. Otherwise, future educators will be doing more political initiatives in education, for less