This is from a brand new teacher...

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. Not only that, I'm to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, behaviorally modify disruptive behavior, and observe them for signs of abuse.
I am to fight racism, patriotism, the war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks and raise their self-esteem.
I'm to teach them 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 occasionally for lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of potential antisocial behavior, offer advice, write record books, prepare and mark examination questions, prepare additional worksheets, write reports when necesary, write letters of recommendation for student employment and scholarships, encourage a respect for the cultural diversity of others, and, oh yeah, teach, always making sure that I give the girls in my class fifty percent of my attention.
I'm required by my contract to be working on time and spend extra hours after schools. I have to attend courses when required and then have extra classes to subsitute the classes i have missed on weekends or after schools.
I am to attend school and all the other meetings and participate in staff development training to maintain my current certification and employment status.
I am to be a paragon of virtue larger than life, such that my very presence will awe my students into being obedient and respectful of authority.
I am to purchase supplies, classroom decorations, bulletin board supplies and luxury items such as scissors, glue, scotch tape, paper clips, note book paper, red pens, and markers with my own money as there is no money in the budget for these items.
I'm to do all of this with just a piece of chalk, a few books and a classrom of 40 students, and on a starting salary which most people will think its huge.
Is that all?
No wonder people say teaching is an easy job.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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