Thoughts About Children

Today’s Teachers…



Our teachers today deal with so many challenges…When I began back in the seventies, teaching was filled with hope and optimism…Retiring three years ago…my feelings about teaching had changed dramatically…

Due to the blame we teachers felt for all the ills with the failure to educate our children…

And now since retiring, this has not changed…and in fact has gotten worse…

Teachers have been dealing with fewer resources since ‚ÄúNo Child Left Behind‚ÄĚ of the Nineties‚Ķ due to children¬† over tested‚Ķ being taught with developmentally, inappropriate curriculum‚Ķ

And‚Ķ.moreover‚Ķsince the election of Donald Trump and his choice of Betsy DeVos; as Secretary of Education; who admittedly prefers privatization, and has absolutely no experience with public school education…

Our public schools are suffering…Tax dollars that could be going to our children…get allocated to privatization …Our children lose out and thus teachers must work even harder! …

Teacher’s today are speaking out‚ĶAnd rightfully so‚Ķ.They know what is at stake‚ĶThey want better for our children‚ĶTeachers are required to teach with inadaquate funding and resources, earn less than many other professions ‚ĶYet many do stay!¬† Their passion for our children prevail‚Ķ

Sadly…However, there are many teachers who can not…They can not endure all the challenges…And we can not blame them….When our government does not care…

Because many of the brightest, talented young people may not choose to teach, and our teachers are leaving the profession…we now are facing a teacher shortage…

If we want dedicated, talented, creative young  people of today to become teachers…we need to do so much better…And moreover take the opportunity to vote for candidates that support teachers and public schools…for our children…

2 thoughts on “Today’s Teachers…”

  1. I cannot agree with you more dear Janis. The situation is the same here, and we don‚Äôt even have a Trump! We need the Will of the majority to change the ‚Äėsystem‚Äô, i.e. people who take charge on our behalf without consulting Everyone. Take care dear friend. I‚Äôm not on facebook much these days. Lots love, Andrew.

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    1. Dearest Andrew…How wonderful hearing from you…I lookout for you on Facebook…Thank you for sharing..
      We all need to keep speak out for our children…We want better for teachers so they can do their best,!
      Take care… Blessings to you and your family… this Season of Thanks…Love, Janis


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