August 6, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under U.S.
3 Responses to “Teachers to Boehner: We Are NOT ‘Special Interests’ Begging for ‘Bailouts’ (Video)”
Remember, John Boehner and his fat-cat banker friends can afford to hire private tutors for *their* kids. Why would they care if *your* kids can’t get a decent grade-school education? After all, uneducated teenagers are needed to wash Boehner’s Mercedes, maintain the grounds of his estate, caddy for him on the golf course, and flip burgers for *his* kids at McD’s. The supply of illegal aliens won’t last forever!
I was extremely upset when I learned what Boehner had said about teachers. I taught high school social studies for 33 years until I retired last year. During the course of my career I had been offered more lucrative jobs, but I turned down each of them. I chose the children because I see them as our future.
It is very important to me that all of our children have access to a good public education. The teachers in the video know as I do that Boehner wouldn’t last one week in any classroom. The job is much more difficult than the average person can imagine. You’re dealing with mounds of paperwork from the state or BOE, mandated meetings, called meetings, professional development, department meetings, planning for lessons, grading papers, calling parents, attending conferences, open houses, lunch duty, morning duty, after school duty, detention, tutoring, sponsoring clubs, sponsoring athletic events, etc. , and every time you think you’ve been assigned all of your duties, up pops another one.
I loved teaching, loved the kids, and I enjoyed every minute of it. One doesn’t choose teaching as a profession expecting to become rich, but to serve his/her fellow man. Teaching is one of the noblest professions imho, because to most teachers, the only thing that matters is helping to make children’s’ lives better so that they can, hopefully, have a better future. Many of my students have gone on to become officers in the military, teachers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, research scientists, athletes in the NFL, etc.
I’d like for Boehner to explain to me just how he, with my record being replicated by other teachers across the nation, disparage us. Without teachers his kids couldn’t be educated in private school, and my guess is that a majority of the teachers at private schools are products of public school.
Who else is left that some of these faux conservatives can show disdain toward next? It seems their list is never ending.
*** how he can disparage us***
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