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Gone are the days when teachers get into the field because they have a passion for teaching students because there seem to be so many negatives in the education field in general. Teachers are receiving low pay for the jobs they do, and job security is a big issue as well as so many school districts are forced to fire teachers due to constant budget cuts. Additionally, most schools are packing too many students into classes with not enough resources, which leaves those students that need the most attention in the dust, while the other students are learning just enough to get by.
A good teacher is a precious commodity, and should be treated as such. They should not have to go to work every day worrying if they will have a job from one school year to the next, and they also should be able to teach a class that has just enough students so that every student can receive equal attention.
As they say, “The children are the future”, but what happens when teachers are no longer motivated to do their jobs properly… the students suffer, which does not make for a bright future for any country if students are not learning basic fundamentals which they will need to succeed in life.
Although being a teacher seems to be more stress than it is worth, there are still many teachers that go to work everyday loving what they do. They try to make the best of the situation, and give 100% all of the time. These teachers should be rewarded and praised, because our children’s futures are in their hands.