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A Teacher's Viewpoint:
After being interviewed by the school administration,
the eager teaching prospect said: "Let me see if I've
got this right.
You want me to go into that room with all those kids,
and fill their every waking moment with a love for
learning. And I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride
in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior,
observe them for signs of abuse and even censor
their T-shirt messages and dress habits.
You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually
transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for
weapons of mass destruction, and raise their self
You want me to teach them patriotism, good
citizenship, sportsmanship, fair play, how to
register to vote, how to balance a checkbook,
and how to apply for a job.
I am to check their heads for lice, maintain a
safe environment, recognize signs of antisocial
behavior, offer advice, write letters of
recommendation for student employment and
scholarships, encourage respect for the cultural
diversity of others, and oh, make sure that I give
the girls in my class fifty percent of my attention.
My contract requires me to work on my own
time after school, evenings and weekends grading
Also, I must spend my summer vacation at my
own expense working toward advance certification
and a masters degree. And on my own time you want
me to attend committee and faculty meetings, PTA
meetings, and participate in staff development training.
I am to be a paragon of virtue, larger than life, such
that my very presence will awe my students into being
obedient and respectful of authority. And I am to pledge
allegiance to family values and this current administration.
You want me to incorporate technology into the learning
experience, monitor web sites, and relate personally with
each student. That includes deciding who might be potentially
dangerous and/or liable to commit a crime in school.
I am to make sure all students pass the mandatory state exams,
even those who don't come to school regularly or complete any
of their assignments.
Plus, I am to make sure that all of the students with handicaps
get an equal education regardless of the extent of their mental
or physical handicap. And I am to communicate regularly with
the parents by letter, telephone, newsletter and report card.
All of this I'm to do with just a piece of chalk, a computer, a few
books, a bulletin board, a big smile AND on a starting salary that
qualifies my family for food stamps! You want me to do all of this
and yet you expect me...........
.................................. NOT TO PRAY ????????
“The Matrix is a system, Neo, and that system is our enemy. When you are inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters, the very minds we are trying to save. Until we do, these people are part of that system and that makes them our enemies. You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many are so hopelessly dependent on the system, they’ll fight to protect it. “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
- Morpheus, in the movie, “The Matrix”