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  • A Teacher's Letter to America

    Maybe people will listen, but I doubt it...Teachers are undervalued in the United States, and that undervaluation is because of ignorance.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-...?ocid=msedgdhp

    Remember back in March, when schools around the country began to close because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, and parents suddenly found themselves having to teach their own children at home?

    Remember all the tweets from parents expressing a newfound appreciation of the job teachers do and thanking them for their efforts? (Television producer and author Shonda Rhimes famously tweeted in March: “Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.”)

    Well, that love affair didn’t last long. Now, teachers and their unions who are reluctant to return to classrooms without proper protective equipment and social distancing measures are being attacked by President Trump and others insistent on reopening schools during the pandemic. Teacher Nicolas Ferroni tweeted this timeline:
    MARCH: Teachers are going above and beyond.
    APRIL: Teachers are heroes and deserve our support.
    MAY: Teachers should be millionaires.
    JUNE: We need to cut school budgets.
    JULY: Teachers need to go back to school.
    AUGUST: Teachers are selfish and don’t care.

    This post is an open letter to America from an award-winning teacher who is tired of the never-ending demands on teachers. She is Jessyca Mathews, who teaches English to juniors and seniors at Flint Carman-Ainsworth High School in the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. She is also an activist for racial justice and environmental causes, an author of books, poetry and blogs, and as she writes on her Twitter feed — @JessycaMathews — a supporter of “making good trouble.”
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    Looks like another teacher terrified of work.
    "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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    • #3
      You just don't understand, and that is too bad.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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