Posted July 23 2012 - 06:13 PM
I worry about how our culture is beginning to view teachers. Babysitters, servants, people who hand out and pick up forms. These are in fact the people who build the basis of our civilization. A great nation is built on intelligent, well informed, creative and innovative people, if you throw that away to save a little money all the wealth and infrastructure and existing technology in the world will not keep you great. My wife is a teacher and they treat her like the lowest class of public servant, she is a great teacher but they don't want her to teach, just accept ever lowering benefits and stagnant pay, and keep the kids from killing each other for a few hours. What is her motivation to keep doing it? She's a mathematician and could be earning 3 times as much and not getting disrespected by other peoples bratty children and told to do the bare minimum of teaching, her actual skill, by her supervisors.