Bullying, sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, violence, suicide, shootings and low test scores. These are some of the issues that plague schools. From pre-kindergarten to graduate school. No institution is immune. It seems that these issues only continue to compound on top of one another, year after year.
But in all of these instances, what remains? The students, both children and adults continue to move up through the grades. The parents progress along with their children as well. Hmmm, what is not being taken into account? Oh yeah, teachers, the faculty, the school board and the Teachers Union remain, year after year. Never changing and hardly adapting.
I wonder if they have something to do with all of these horrible sometimes tragic incidents taking place. The more money we throw at schools it seems the worse they become. Every new school year there seems to be another “social construct” that needs to be tackled and eliminated, for the children of course. Then there are the “horrible” parents that actually expect the teacher to teach their children! How dare they, I say!
I know it’s socially unacceptable to blame teachers, since the majority are women and all. But I digress. Maybe, just maybe, all of these “teachers” that profess they do it for the kids, only do it for themselves. I don’t know, I could be wrong. Just a thought.
I wonder what is discussed in the “Teacher’s Lounge” when no one is listening?