posted on May, 7 2012 @ 01:51 PM
This week is the official Teacher Appreciation Week in North Carolina. If you have a child in school, take a moment to write a thank you note to the
teacher. You don't need to buy gifts (honestly, I've got so many teacher mugs I could open my own gift shop) but a heartfelt letter is perfect.
I know a lot of folks on ATS probably feel that our education system is the root of all evil. I wouldn't necessarily disagree with that assessment.
It is true that public education in the US needs a major overhaul. And we all know there is corruption at the highest and lowest levels of education.
In the past week alone, I read some horrific stories on ATS concerning how children were treated by administrators, teachers, and the school system
in general. I don't want to detract from those very valid concerns.
However, teaching is one of those jobs where people don't understand the complexity and difficulty involved. Same with many jobs out there
(personally, I don't know how waiters and waitresses manage to do their jobs. I could not do it, I would forget an order or spill a tray or
something within the first hour). So if your child is blessed to have a competent teacher this year, a quick note of thanks would be greatly
Have a happy teacer appreciation week!