Not Wise To Become A Teacher
In our present day and time, I do not believe that becoming a teacher is a wise decision, for the following reasons:
(a) As a teacher one will not be able to use his or her gift of teaching, due to the fact that he or she is going to be bogged down with a lot of paper-work, as well as spending a great deal of time in meetings;
(b) Our society as a whole does not respect teachers, and this can be seem in the salaries they make;
(c) Due to attending so many meetings and doing a great deal of paper-work, being able to actually teach will be very limited and when one does teach, he or she will spend a lot of time preparing students to pass the state exam. Therefore, many teachers are teaching to the test;
(d) There is not any classroom civility in many schools today, especially in large metropolitan areas, where the kids are practically raising themselves. Students curse teachers out and even threaten some of them and they sometimes even vandalize their vehicles, and what is so bad about it is, parents either condone or make excuses for their actions;
(e) Administrators and school boards make hasty decisionswithout teacher input, such as cutting programs and closing down schools abruptly;
(f) Everybody and their mother think that they can tell a teacher how to teach, but yet such individuals themselves have no teaching experience and school administrators are more willing to take their view over the teacher’s perspective;
This analysis may sound both negative and pessimistic, but young college students who are inspiring to become teachers, should consider the above factors before going into this profession. If teaching is one’s passion, he or she may want to consider the professorship.
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