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To all the Teachers of the world : )
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DD    Posted 05-04-2004 at 14:53:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

After being 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

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~

Chas in Me    Posted 05-04-2004 at 18:00:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't it the truth? I just copied this post and sent it to the teachers in my address book.

~Lenore    Posted 05-04-2004 at 16:55:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank God for the silent prayers of teachers!!
You know most of them do.... but we wont rat on them will we.

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