Why Teachers Feel Bad Most of the Time
If you can read this thank a teacher. Every single one of us Americans has been in a classroom with a teacher whose job it was to teach us to read, do math or understand how plants breathe. We wouldn’t be who we are as a people or a nation without teachers. How we got so far off track when it comes to professional educators is a curiosity. But today teachers are disrespected, blamed and undermined at nearly every turn. The scapegoat for all our ills while at the same time, the person who has responsibility for saving us from all our social and financial woes as a nation.
The linked blog is interesting as it is sad.
Written by a professional TV producer and author who decided to teach English in poor neighborhood in L.A. After she did that for a year, she took another year to go into other classrooms and learn from other teachers. What she learned is what most of know. Teachers are having a tough time. They truly lack the resources they need to do their job well because schools are not funded equally.
I can’t think of any other profession that is under attack the way educators are.
We do need to take a long long look at ourselves from the classroom to Congress.
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And here’s a link to the Taking a Stand for Kids post with the email addresses of Florida Senators and Representatives on the Education Sub-Committees. The time for parents, teachers and citizens to speak up is NOW.