Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:26 PM
yurbud (37,521 posts)
My letter to Obama on Newtown shooting
I'm sure you heard that several teachers took bullets to protect their students in the recent Newtown massacre.
I am the husband of a K-12 teacher, not one myself, so there’s no immodesty in my saying this: how many hedge fund managers, billionaire trust fund “philanthropists,” corporate testing, textbook, and charter school profiteers, and their fully owned politicians would take a bullet for a kid?
Hell, most of them would not even spend an entire day in a classroom, and only open their mouths about teachers to bash them and say how they themselves could educate kids better and collect a tidy profit in the process (so far they've only succeeded at the collecting profit part).
My wife is a special education teacher and spends nearly every waking minute outside of her classroom on lesson plans and bureaucratic paperwork for her school, and the first couple of years she taught, she spent thousands of dollars out of her own pocket to buy books and other materials for students.
Isn't it time to stop beating up teachers and start listening to what they want to do to fix schools instead of the sociopaths on Wall Street who treat teachers with just slightly less contempt than the gunman in Newtown did?
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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:33 PM
Laurian (2,018 posts)
2. Perfectly stated. I think the importance and value of teachers
needs to be a stated as often as possible. There has been absolutely no balance in the recent discussions about teachers and education.