In the event that you find yourself offended by my most recent post (to which I gave very little thought before writing), my intent is not to say that other professions don’t work as hard or harder than teachers. It’s not to say that a lot of people don’t put a lot of time and effort into the behind-the-scenes action involved in public education, and much of that is very good. It’s come a long way. I think that perhaps the problem is that it’s just so easy to be jaded in the teaching profession, and maybe that’s what came out in my post. It was sort of a knee-jerk reaction.

The long and the short of it is this: basically, education needs some kind of reform because it’s really not fair for a teacher to have so many other things to do and then have to worry about losing his or her job if the students don’t hold up their end of it. Because in an ideal world, the kids would be ready to learn and they would love school and they would cooperate with the teacher and they would care about their futures. The teachers would always be able to motivate them.
But in reality… that doesn’t always happen.


3 thoughts on “Addendum

  1. i wonder if teaching at a private school is any better than public… you know at least 70% of the kids at public schools don’t give a flying crap about education- they are there because they have to be.

    • I think a lot of kids at private schools are only there because their parents make them. I had an interview at a private school in DE when I first came out of school, and the starting salary was not quite 30k, which wouldn’t have covered the cost of living in the area it was located. That ended up being the same problem I found with the job I did take, but at least I started in the low 30s.

  2. Pingback: I’m Sorry You Majored In… (anything other than teaching) « Frankasaurus.

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