Teacher Ethics

An interesting ethical question was put to me recently–what interest are teachers ethically obliged to serve or defend? I was given several options:

  1. The teacher’s own interest.
  2. The interest of the students.
  3. The interest of the department or one’s fellow teachers.
  4. The interest of the school as a whole.

It’s an interesting opportunity to apply philosophy, so I’d like to explore it further.

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