Teachers are people and start, just like anyone else, as kids. They remember their lives as kids and say to themselves, “when we grow up it will be different” and then when grown they implement those changes . . . .
That kids are just miniature adults and if you treat them as adults they will act like adults
That kids don’t need punished
Kids are special, each and every one rather then showing how they are special
America has now spent 40 years of letting the teachers prove they are right and have only proven how wrong they are. It is time to take back control from the inmates who say, “it’s for the children” and hold them hostage to get more money rather insist on money for the children to have smaller classes, more teachers and schools closer to where the kids live.
At a minimum, the school superintendent cannot be a former teacher and perpetuate the boy network and has to be broken up. They has to be genuine oversight rather then rubber stamp school boards that get hoodwinked by school administrators taking care of debts to teachers. There should be an investigative arm of the school board that looks into the validity of proposals for the best value and best effect.
Teachers resemble their kids to a great deal and want all the latest toys and if one teacher gets something then they all want it. Quit spoiling teachers and turning them into brats, it’s time they grew up, became adults and really did it for the kids. Teachers are not there to be liked; they are there to turn kids into adults
There are good teachers who are dedicated to their profession and then there are careerists there for the check first. And regardless of the reason for being there it’s time that teachers didn’t have to work ungodly ours and get a schedule that gives them time with their family.
It’s time to really fix the education system, not with ideology, but common, unbiased sense. It’s time to look up instead of down; time to look beyond just the next day. More teachers, smaller classes, more schools, outside control and get back to basis and rebuild from the ground up.
I have seen the textbook for English class used in the 40’s that English teachers couldn’t pass nowadays and what passed for an 8th grade education then would easily be a 2 year degree today. But each generation would say, “that was too hard, it needs to be easier so kids can understand” and each successive generation has dumbed down the school textbooks to their level of understanding – and dumbed down America
It has become that schools are educating kids to work for America Inc and make it’s rulers powerful. What ever happened to educating kids and letting them find their place?