Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dedicated to Teachers all over America and the World!

I received this in email the other day, and wanted to share it with you.

"After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said: 'Let me see if I've got this right. 'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. 'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. 'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. 'You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams. 'You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. 'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps. 'You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . . I CAN'T PRAY?"

Teachers TRULY do have a thankless job, BUT one of the most important jobs that there is, concerning children. God Bless you...all teachers, for your dedication to our children. Your prayers do not go unheard.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Excellent, Deb... Unfortunately, this one is TRUE. I feel sorry for teachers these days since parents are not doing their jobs. I was a teacher--but wouldn't do it again in a million years.

Kinda sad, isn't it???? The one about putting handicapped children in with all of the other children --just so they will be 'normal' really blows me away. GADS!!!


Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

You can't put handicapped children in with the general population to "make" them normal. Most have special needs that have to be met. It takes funding to help with their needs. I know that there are schools doing that, in some states, just to meet their income limitations. That IS sad, isn't it. I like watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon...I know he is always helping the special needs of others.

I applaud you for the years you were a teacher, Betsy. God Bless you...I don't think I would have the patience to be a teacher, as far as 8-3 teacher, goes. I was a piano teacher once, and loved my students. I got a kick back then, when they would call me, Ms. Murphree, or ma'am. Now I prefer to be called Debbie, 'cause "ma'am" seems to make me feel my age!! LMAO!!!!