Teacher Bashing!

In my opinion there is way too much of this in today’s society. In the opinion of many people teachers get too much money and too many days off. Why should teachers strike for a pay increase? They already earn loads. Arguments about teachers working long days and using holidays to reclaim some of this time fall on deaf ears. We work unpaid overtime too, and don’t get nearly that much holiday. Teachers should work just as hard as we do! Does anyone else see that fault in this argument? This society places too much emphasis on work! We should be working 80 hour weeks for 40 hours pay – otherwise we’re not working hard enough. This is the underlying issue. In my opinion we should all go on strike – or at least everyone should work the hours they are paid for, nothing more. This would improve life immensely.

Do people really want their kids taught by teachers who are overworked and burned out? Do they really want schools to give their children hardly any holiday – just so teachers have to work a more ‘fair’ number of days? Perhaps teachers should spend their holidays doing pointless INSET training, planning lessons and marking books…. oh! That’s what many of them already do.

I’m not stupid, I know that holidays are a perk of the job and they are one of the reasons teaching appeals to me, but I see it like school or university holidays, yes there are no classes, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still some homework to be done.   

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2 Responses to Teacher Bashing!

  1. thinkbubble says:

    I agree, this is definitely one of the perks of the job, and also appeals to me. But every job has perks and that’s OK.

    Teaching is a demanding job and I think long holidays are very deserving. I also don’t think that the pay is high enough, especially not for senior school. Also it always seems that the jobs most deserving of high pay are the low paid ones!

  2. Miss B. Have says:

    I hear you! Why don’t nurses, teachers and firemen get the remuneration they deserve.

    It’s not that they deserve less money (in fact they deserve more) it’s just that the dissenters should also earn more. It’s the attitude of I feel hard done by so you shouldn’t be well off either that drives me nuts.

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