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interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said:
"Let me see if I've got this right....
You want me to go into that room with all those kids and fill their every waking
moment with a love for learning." And I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride
in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of
abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits.
You want me to wage a war on
drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for weapons of
mass destruction, and raise their self-esteem.
You want me to teach them
patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play, how and where to
register to vote, how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job.
I am to check their heads for
lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, offer
advice, write letters of recommendation for student employment and scholarships,
encourage respect for their elders and future employers.
And I am to communicate
regularly with the parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.
All of this I am to do with just a piece of chalk, a computer, a few books, a
bulletin board, and a big smile AND on a starting salary that qualifies my
family for food stamps!
You want me to do all of this,
and you expect me NOT TO PRAY?"
~Teacher Unknown~ Teacher
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