Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This was a forward sent in my email

After being interviewed by the school administration, the teaching prospect said, 'Let me see if I've got this right:

'You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

'You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

'You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of anti-social behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams.

'You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

'You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps. You want me to do all this and then you tell me:


I know the separation of church and state was for a reason, because the "church" was very involved in all of the King's and Queen's business and there were dirty dealings. I don't understand why we can't participate in the same rights as others in a school as we can in a restaurant, etc. This is very indicative of our times


Amy said...

That's one of the reasons we send our kids to parochial school. I'm so thankful that the students and teachers can respond to good events and difficult with prayer.