The teachers aren't the only ones with rights to consider.
Our children have a right to engaged, quality teachers. When you know you are going to get your raise no matter what, only the pure love of what you do motivates you to do the best job you can.
That's not a common human character. Right now, there are teachers who do AMAZING jobs. They go...just incredible lengths to give the best quality education that they can, make it fun, make it memorable...
And they are getting the same raise as the person sitting on their cell phone, texting during teaching time, not paying any attention to the kids.
If you don't think this problem needs a solution, you're fighting for the wrong "underdog." Because a grown person can stand up and fight for their own raise, their own rights.
A child has no say in whether or not their teacher teaches. If we want to fix the education system in America, truly fix it, we need to hold EACH INDIVIDUAL accountable for doing their job.
Answer by FricknFrack at 2:19 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 2:28 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Our children have a right to engaged, quality teachers
and you assume they do not get this? Being secure in your job means sucking at it??
yes. but I do try very hard to keep the kids educated about subjects on their own at home, with more than just what the school supplies. Many times we will take a subject and expand on it at home since certain issues will be wrong, historically incorrect, or only one side will be discussed. As far as teacher apathy and attitude, I have tried to take a pragmatic approach and ask my kids to observe each individual teacher their teaching styles and remember why they learn more from one than the other. My kids have to survive and thrive in society rather than just blame a certain individual or entity for something going wrong in their lives. Adapting to each different personality is going to be with them wherever they go, forever. I'd really just rather help the GOP bust up the unions instead of analyzing what they've done to society.
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:30 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
I know for a FACT the protections in place for teachers put our kids at risk
No. That is treating the non criminals the same as the criminals....If a man was convicted of molesting a child, isnt it illegal for him to be working with children? One case....that seems to be handled wrong, isnt the norm
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:44 PM on Mar. 9, 2011