posted on May, 9 2013 @ 09:45 PM
I'm sure I completely agree with the way he said what he said, but he is absolutely right in where he was going with this argument. Think of how many
people become teachers. Why do they do it? Many probably do enjoy teaching kids, but there are also a large number of people who go into teaching
because it is a job that is always in demand, and it offers them job security to an extent. It is more stable than other types of jobs at least. And
if this is not the reason, maybe it is because they do not know what they want to do, so they go into teaching because it is relatively easy to go to
school for. That is my take on it anyway.
So there are going to be many teachers who are not concerned with the students they teach, but only concerned about themselves, and thus they do not
really care if the children learn what they are teaching them. Plus, these types of teachers would never admit the fault was with themselves, but with
the student. Even though the teacher should know that certain students do not learn the same way as other students, and that teaching them in a better
way would cause them to grasp what is being taught.
To be a good teacher one must actually care about the students enough to show the students that they are willing to suffer with them, to do whatever
is necessary to teach these kids in the best way that they can. This is why we should not only restrict who can become an educator, but also give them
a bigger salary. Everyone would agree that a great teacher is much more valuable than a great athlete, yet look at the difference in what they are
paid. Teachers are barely given enough to live on most of the time, even the great ones. They are more important than many other types of people in
different jobs, yet we treat them like crap.
So make the selection process harder. Psychological evaluations to see who actually is cut out for teaching should be in order as well. The whole
education system needs to be revamped imo. And the money to do all this stuff actually exists. It is just that the priorities of this country are very
screwed up. The government can come out and announce that the military cannot account for 13 trillion dollars, and no one bats an eyelash. We can
spend all this government money overseas, simply making the corporations richer, when we could be revamping our systems here at home. So someone try
to tell me that politicians are not corrupt.
edit on 5/9/13 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)