More Media Teacher-Bashing

Cable network TV Land wants you to check out its new show Teachers, which features a variety of wacky and wild personalities in the mold of those entertaining women from Bridesmaids.  Sounds fun, until you watch the trailer and realize the series is just another vehicle for damaging teacher stereotypes.  As Entertainment Weekly put it, these "jaded and inappropriate" characters "aren't the kind of teachers you want imparting wisdom to your children." 

Why are media stereotypes of teachers so harmful?  We discuss some of why in this earlier post.