I received the following e-mail last year and posted it here on my blog. With a new school year beginning for some teachers already, and fastly approaching for others, I wanted to post it again........
There's nothing like the truth is there?.........
After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect 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, good citizenship, sportsmanship, fair play, 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 anti social behavior, and make sure that they pass the state exams. You want me to provide them with equal education regardless of their handicaps and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. You want me to do all of this with a piece of chalk, 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 of this and then you tell me... I Can't Pray?"
Charli and Me appreciates and values all of our teachers here in blogland. We know how hard you work. Best of luck as you begin another school year and thank you for the wonderful job you do! God bless you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol