Fear: An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Guilt: A bad feeling caused by knowing or thinking that you have done something bad or wrong.
Fear and guilt, unpleasant emotions and feelings that have ruled the current system of education for decades leading to its current state of failure.
Teaching was once considered a noble profession. To be a teacher meant that one had the knowledge and understanding necessary to enlighten those who were ignorant.
A teacher was held in high regard in the community and having a school in the community meant having the promise of a better future for self and family within sight.
Traditionally teachers were not paid well. They were housed and fed by the members of the community in which they taught.
Teaching was a dedication, not a job.
Teachers were models of truth, pride, respect, integrity, honor, ability, trust, and intelligence.
Teachers worked with parents to guide their children towards an easier life, a better life, a more successful future.
Today teachers live in fear. They fear their administrators, parents, and even their students. Teachers live in fear of loosing their jobs at the end of every school year.
They are no longer seen as the hope of the future but the reason for failure. They are no longer considered knowledgeable even after receiving their Master’s Degree in education.
Teachers are made to feel guilty for the failure of education to provide children with the necessary skills to become successful adults even though they have no control over the system of education in which they teach.
Teachers feel guilty for not being able to provide the type of education they know children deserve.
Teachers are at odds with parents who feel that teachers are responsible for the system of education that is failing their child.
It is time for teachers to stand up, raise their voice and reclaim their profession.
It is time to become the role models our children deserve.
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