Teachers are among the most important members of the workforce. They impart vital knowledge and prepare students to be good citizens and workers. Teachers are often the first role models young people encounter outside of their families, and many students cite teachers as having a significant, lasting positive impact on their lives. According to a 2018 survey by the Varkey Foundation, teachers are considered one of the top 10 most respected professions in the world.
Small businesses bore the brunt of the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in the last week of May 2021, 26.2% of U.S. small business owners report that the pandemic had a large negative effect on their company, and an additional 42.7% state that the pandemic had a moderate negative effect on their business.
With a growing emphasis on academic achievement, test scores and preparation for postgraduate study, it is an exciting time for a career in educational consulting. Professionals in this field not only play an important role in assisting students with their educational planning, but in some instances they work directly with schools and universities to train faculty and improve their curricula and educational practices.
Meet Danny Hayes, MFS, a criminal justice instructor at Peru State College. With extensive experience in corrections, Hayes discusses his educational background and career path and offers valuable insight regarding where a degree in criminal justice can lead.