Re: I have a question
Posted by I challenge you to a stint in the classroom, too, Jacka... on 3/04/03
And we are not all members of the NEA, either. Or any other union
group. Once again, you go too far.
On 3/04/03, Jackalope wrote:
> On 3/04/03, I have a great idea for Freedom Loving American wrote:
>> Why don't you substitute teach for a while, to become better
>> informed about that which you speak? You haven't a clue as to how
>> much heart and soul teachers put into their job each day. It's
>> more than a job. It's a calling. True, there are some who are not
>> cut out for it. But to accuse all is wrong. Try 8th grade. Or
>> 1st. Challenge. On the other hand, I'm not sure you have the
>> compassion necessary to set foot in the classroom each day. Yes,
>> 8th grade....they are know-it-alls, too. You could banter with
>> them quite easily. Now whether or not you could get any work out
>> of them remains to be seen.
> Why is it that some people think that teaching is unlike any other
> profession? Why do they seem to think that ONLY teachers have
> difficulties such as working late, bringing work home, unruly
> subordinates, etc.?
> Nor can I accept the statement, "But to accuse all is wrong."
> Not at all. Most teachers have banded together and joined the NEA.
> As a union member, they have stated that they do NOT wish to be
> individuals, but rather a member of a group. As such, the group
> lives and dies by the actions of members in the group. All get
> painted with the same brush, just as all wish to reap the benefits of
> union membership. You cannot have it both ways.