I truly respect teachers. In dealing with the youth as an authority figure, there is that chance to inspire a young mind, supply ‘That Moment’, I have talked about often. The one that causes the light to come on in a young mind. I cannot imagine the challenge of teachers today, they are expected to be policemen, investigators, health monitors, abuse detectors, understand the REBEL, and still teach a class. On top of that to understand the ‘transgender’ kids, I know of a teacher now who is in trouble for referring to an obvious Girl as, ‘SHE’ but her mama says the girl identifies as a BOY and MUST be referred to as HE! The girl also feels uncomfortable using the girls rest room, Confusing to everyone around.
I think the extra activities of teachers when I was a kid was checking for head-lice. And that was probably voluntarily, done out of concern. WE old folk remember (some of YOU vividly ) discipline wasn’t a big problem. We young’uns knew: get in trouble at school you just may be in double trouble at home. I wish that trust was there today. I am afraid parents and teachers have some distrust.
In my 3rd grade
I am sure I could not be a teacher today even if I qualified. In that vein, Sherry has a sweet niece who is a teacher in Gastonia, Last year she was ‘Teacher Of The Year’, we are so proud of Sarah Baker.
Not all of my teachers were GREAT, but most knew their subjects and it was apparent they tried. I never remember a teacher giving ‘make work stuff’ so they could read or do something else.
This country has forced good folk out of the teacher’s ranks because they were sent kids who were spoiled and undisciplined. There are kids that learn early how to play the game, and will push the envelope.
6&7 grades plus dusting a lot of erasers.
WE are behind many countries in education, because we are unable to tell a kid, you need another year to bring you up to speed. Instead some are promoted who are not ready, and get further behind. In trying to bring these kids up to speed, we dumb down the rest. Just my opinion.
The 1998 cars, still a couple of our USA cars…