Say what you want about teachers, but none can deny they’re a cornerstone of society, a vital cog that ensures each generation are given schooling and education to serve them in life. It takes a hell of a lot to be a good teacher, far more than the average person realizes. Which is why it’s unfair that they’re rarely given their dues.
As a teacher, you’re probably underpaid and underappreciated – but always overwhelmed. Especially in public school.
So this retired teacher, Lisa Robertson, took it upon herself to shed some experienced light onto the subject.
Lisa wrote a letter to a newspaper to share her thoughts, and they’ve quickly become something of an internet hit… The response it got was… Mixed, to say the least.
Please give this a read and let us know whether or not you agree.
The teacher wrote:
“As a retired teacher, I am sick of people who know nothing about public schools or have not been in a classroom recently deciding how to fix our education system.
The teachers are not the problem! Parents are the problem! They are not teaching their children manners, respect or even general knowledge of how to get along with others.
The children come to school in shoes that cost more than the teacher’s entire outfit, but have no pencil or paper. Who provides them? The teachers often provide them out of their own pockets.
When you look at schools that are “failing,” look at the parents and students. Do parents come to parent nights? Do they talk with teachers regularly? Do they make sure their children are prepared by having the necessary supplies? Do they make sure their children do their homework?
Do they have working telephone numbers? Do the students take notes in class? Do they do their homework? Do the students listen in class, or are they the sources of class disruptions?
When you look at these factors, you will see that it is not schools that are failing but the parents. Teachers cannot do their jobs and the parents’ job. Until parent step up and do their job, nothing is going to get better!”
As you can imagine, Lisa’s letter turned a lot of heads.
Many people hailed her…
But others blaimed the teacher…
What do you think? Feel free to share this letter with all your friends on Facebook!