Retired Teacher Writes Letter To Parents And Thousands Of People Are Saying It Is Exactly What Needed To Be Said

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It doesn’t matter if you have a child in school or not, you likely have an opinion about the entire school system. For some people, it is the best choice because it gives their children an opportunity in life that they would not otherwise have. For others, they tend to look at the entire school system with a lot of skepticism. They may even dislike a lot of what they see going on behind closed doors, and sometimes they may be quite right. In any case, they have a right to have an opinion because their children are at stake.
Something that many people are aware of is the fact that the American educational system is lacking. At one time, it was considered to be the best in the world but now, it is falling behind many other nations in a wide variety of categories. Not only can parents see it, the teachers can certainly see what is going on. That is what prompted one teacher to write a letter to their local newspaper and give her opinion. What she ended up saying is causing many people to applaud her words and to agree wholeheartedly.
She wrote
“As a retired teacher, I am sick of people who know nothing about public schools or have not been in a classroom recently deciding how to fix our education system.
The teachers are not the problem! Parents are the problem! They are not teaching their children manners, respect or even general knowledge of how to get along with others.
The children come to school in shoes that cost more than the teacher’s entire outfit, but have no pencil or paper. Who provides them? The teachers often provide them out of their own pockets.
When you look at schools that are “failing,” look at the parents and students. Do parents come to parent nights? Do they talk with teachers regularly? Do they make sure their children are prepared by having the necessary supplies? Do they make sure their children do their homework?
Do they have working telephone numbers? Do the students take notes in class? Do they do their homework? Do the students listen in class, or are they the sources of class disruptions?
When you look at these factors, you will see that it is not schools that are failing but the parents. Teachers cannot do their jobs and the parents’ job. Until parent step up and do their job, nothing is going to get better!”
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  1. As a retired teacher, absolutely correct.

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  2. She sure repeats herself...........

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  3. working telephone number...well maybe they cant afford one? It is never that straight forward..and I am a retired Educator!

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  4. So it wasn't just me. I had a nervous breakdown after 10 years of teaching preschool.Children were throwing chairs at me, spitting on me, biting, kicking and leaving me with bruises. I no longer want to work with children now when it once was my passion.

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    1. I worked with pre-K and kindergarten kids and couldn't agree more!! It broke my heart when kids wanted to or did, call me Mommy. I know its because I spent more time with them and put in more 1 on 1 time than their actual mother. It's really sad.

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  5. I use to respect teachers when i was a kid but all i hear now is nothing but whying from them. Yes every job has its challenges but teachers now in day only complain and ask for more when they do less. Yes some parents do not teach their children manners and respect and its a vicious cycle but guess what teachers now in days dont teach or bother to assist children when they ask for help and then send homework work and tell the students to ask your parents to assist you. Last tume i checked you were the teacher not US. So for educators to point fingers to parents maybe ypu should look at your peers or yourself. I CV an keep going but im sure there will he some entitled jerk saying something right back to make it seem that the "educators" are in the right.

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    1. I am not saying the teachers are always right. Now way are they. But I do know this the kids today are so disrespectful. When I see how they act and what they say to a teacher makes me sick. First of all they should be taught to be respectful. Don't like it than go back to the golden ruler. OMG what are you thinking. Shut up and teach respect. Stop your whining K.I.T.Y.S Do your job!!!

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  6. "Entitled jerk"???!! You obviously dont know the amount of their own time (weekends!), their money and energy that teachers spend on YOUR children.
    We are underpaid, overwhelmed (too many children vs teachers), and when was the last time you had to spend hundreds of dollars for your job. ZERO amount reimbursement.
    Spend a day in our shoes and then tell me any of us are "Entitled"!

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    1. Don't let anyone get under your skin. There are MANY of us that respect what you and all the fine teachers do for our children. I believe teachers have the most important job there is. I thank each and every one of you. God Bless you.

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    2. Listen its not the parents fault that teacher are underpaid and that theres way more kids in classes now with only one or two teachers per class . My son is Autistic i get how hard it is for the teachers having him at school , hes had some really shit teachers and some amazing teachers , sadly my son is one who used to throw chairs and hit, bite, kick but only when he was overstimulated and was having an autistic meltdown not through a lack of teaching from me though theres a lot of stuff that needs to be taken into consideration for example i was telling the drs that he was on the wrong meds that they were making him worse , for 12 months i fought the medical system to sort out his meds 12 months during that time my son was hardly at school because they couldnt cope with him heck i wasnt even coping with him so for twelve months i battled the drs and then i found a private pedeiatrician who changed my sons meds . A pediatrician who listened to me to us. Boom completely different kid much happier, we also changed his school because it was apparent his previous school was also not helping because they would not accept that hes autistic they would not use his sensory box with him to calm him before him having a meltdown to prevent the meltdown, they would not listen about allowing him a quiet safe place at school to retreat to to calm down when it all got too much, they claimed government funding for my sons needs at school but he was hardly at school and then when he was at school they said no money left to pay a teacher aid for him , i paid my fees just like all the other parents and provided all his stationary plus stuff all families had to buy for the whole class to use . Anyway hes in a better school now and i cant fault them at all and hes doing better with no more meltdowns at school, yes there are a number of kids whom are not taught to respect anyone much less themselves but this is not the same for all children.

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  7. I work in a school cafeteria with kindergartners, first and second graders. Some of these children are well mannered and some just do whatever they want, showing no respect. I think teachers are wonderful. They are underpaid and have to deal with so much. If it weren't for teachers, most people would not have the careers they have. And teaching starts at home, before children even start school. It starts with teaching manners and showing respect. Reading to your children. Even when they do start school, it doesn't stop when they leave school. Parents and teachers need to work together to educate.

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  8. Depends on where you teach. Southern schools don’t pay nearly as much as Northern schools & Every teacher is so different you can put them all in the same box some teachers are wonderful &go above & beyond others should have chosen a different profession. Keep your head up you know which kind of teacher you are.

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  9. I fully agree with these words written by the teacher. In our family we have teachers and parents so I hear both points of view. I am a senior citizen and have seen things today that I do not accept at all. Parents are the first teachers and yes I realize all about time and financial situations also. Yes times have certainly changed and as we now go through this pandemic virus around us let us take a moment and think how we can help instead of adding insult to injury. I am speaking of the educational outlook which most likely will need more aid and assistance to educate our children and I pray that we get it from the government and the parents. Most parents are willing to help and it can be done in many ways at home and at school. Let us start with manners etc. which costs nothing but time... Yes we are falling behind other nations and that should be taken very seriously.

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  10. Good and bad teachers, and good and bad parents. Don't generalize about either.

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