As much as I hate to link to Daily Kos, this one is too good to pass up:
Are you sick of highly-paid teachers?
"Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do -- babysit!
We can get that for less than minimum wage."
Yah, right. For that we need four years of university and the kids just teach themselves how to read and do complex mathematical problems. Happens all the time. /sarc
Besides, if we didn't have summers off, when would YOU take your paid vacations?? Hummmm?
Think about that next time you need a heart surgeon. He or she started out in grade one, or earlier, and twelve or more teachers later was equipped to attend medical school. Do you want to go under the knife wielded by someone who doesn't know how to read? Think about it.
Sorry we didn't do a better job on teaching them to write legibly.
Labels: AARRRRRRGGGHHHH, education, kids, medicine, teachers, teaching