May 24, 2012
State of the Teach
The above cartoon has been circulating around the inter-webs. It is generally received as a truthful representation of the sad state of parenting in the US of A. I tend to reject sure thought as everyone in history always pines for the better times that the past represented.
I do feel that the high regard that the teaching profession once held has been tarnished. Consider that most of us parents are given to complain about the lousy educational system and the crappy teachers out there, only to say how delighted they are with the person teaching their child. And teachers themselves blame parents ad nausem for behaviors and lack of preparation.
One would think that the parents of today would draw upon their own experience with teachers. If they did go to public school the teachers of that time would have set the future tone. If the above is true then the teachers of the 40's and 50's where beyond reproach, while the teachers of the 70's and 80's were unreasonable in handing out grades. Right?