1. Shizamus

    Shizamus New Member

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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
    esteem.

    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
    papers.

    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 ????????
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Touché.

    That's exactly why we're in the shape we're in!
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