Originally Posted by oldandslow
yeah, for most teachers, it isn't about the money, overwork, or anything else. It is about out of control kids.
That's what this article is saying as well.
No, the article was propaganda that made a long list of excuses. I couldn't stand the original article, even though I am a firm believer in improving the education system.
I'm tired of excuses. I have no problem paying good and great teachers. I have a huge problem with all the excuses for teachers everyone knows is flat-out incompetent. I have talked to many teachers who have told me that the union strips out all creativity and flexibility to be human in teaching.
I work in the private sector. The reason I love working is that I know that when I do great work and the doofus next to me takes 2 hour lunches, I'll be on a better track than him. It doesn't always work that way, but you get the point. Good and great teachers, I bet, do not feel overworked because they love their job and they're great at it. If anything, they probably feel grossly under appreciated. And good and great teachers are probably frustrated with their jobs not because of all the things they have to do, but all the things they are not allowed to do.
Again... I am not a teacher. But most teachers I've talked to, this is the common sentiment.