People make the perception that teaching is not a real job, but in reality without teaching you wouldn't have Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, or any other Profession.
Introductions of Educators
Elementary teachers are ranked #39 in U.S. News top 100 Careers.
United States teachers are constantly under pressure with state test that students must pass. In Finland students do not take any state testing, therefore the teachers experience a lower amount of stress
Teachers leave the education profession due to the amount of recognition they receive. Teachers do not feel as valued as Doctors and Lawyers are.
Teachers are seen as babysitters.
Limit state testing so teachers won't have as much stress put on them.
Teachers should also be paid if not as much but more than the Doctors and Lawyers.