The need to elevate the teaching profession is a fact. Recently I read a piece from the founder of The Harlem Village Academies, a charter network consisting of five schools, which bears noting. She spoke of the importance of having the conditions of accountability and freedom in a school environment. Teachers who have a good amount of autonomy feel empowered and therefore are more committed and creative in how they teach. Whether a school is public, private or charter doesn’t alter the conditions teachers deserve and need to be innovative, passionate and dedicated teachers. Good teachers make for good students. It is as simple as that.