Monday, September 8, 2008

The School Teacher

The School Teacher

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 antisocial 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 CAN'T PRAY?'

Isn't this the truth?........Ya'll have a Happy and safe day!


Brenda said...

Oh yeah, only too true!

Donna said...

Hi Miz Brenda...It Is pitiful! How's that weather up there? Hope ya'll are just Keeps coming!!hughugs

Phyllis said...

So sad......but our money still has in God we trust!!

Brit. (lille meg) said...

Oh,all this is a big challenge!
I am not a teatcher, but I am sure it is in that way...
But by God's help.......

Donna said...

Phyllis- I know.....Wishing things would just Get better!hughugs

Lille- Yes it is...but that's how it is here in the USA...sad...hughugs

JunieRose2005 said...

So sad but true, Donna!


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Hmmm, Interesting post Donna.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Hmmm, Interesting post Donna.

Donna said...

Hi Junie! Hope you're feeling better...And the Dr. said???hughugs

Cupcake- Only in the USA..huh?!!!hughugs

nonizamboni said...

Donna--I've been wondering how you have been these days. Good?
Great post and the Rockwell(?) illustration is perfect! Too, too true.

Sally said...

Amen sister, I hear ya!!

Dawn said...

We live in the US. AND, it is so true.


Donna said...

Hi Noni! Have just been Really busy trying to learn our new computer program at work...YUCK!!Hahahaaa...Thanks for checking on me Sweetie!!hughugs

Hi Miz Sally!! You getting enough Rain over there??? Looks like Ike is 'gonna miss you! Thank goodness! But It's got it's sights aimed at Us!!hahahaaaa....Geez, is it Thanksgiving Yet??? Take care sweetie!!hughugs

Donna said...

Hi Dawn!! How you doing Sweetie?? Hope you are getting Better!hughugs

jenn said...

To echo everyone else...sad but true. I remember when I was in elementary school, after the pledge we has a moment of silence. I wonder when they stopped that?

Anvilcloud said...

The load is a heavy one: be all things to all people at all times.

Jules said...

Being a teacher - if only part-time i can relate to some of this. Luckily the kids here are lovely!!!!

Donna said...

Jenn- We use to Pray after the Pledge....Hope you're doing good?!! And hope it was ok to add your site again??hughugs

Ac- Tough being a Teacher....Too much is taken for granted...Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Jules- Good for you sweetie! That Also means you're Good at it!hughugs