Yes, sports stars make a lot more money than teachers. But there are a lot more people who can teach primary school than there are people with exceptional, professional-level athletic ability.
This article makes teachers seem like ungrateful complainers. Teaching is hard, yes, but they also get a three-month vacation.
I just wanted to add—I guess I just found that line about “no more mugs or frames” really irritating. The article is so cynical.
I’ve never had a bad experience like that. In fact, I wrote a letter to the editor about an amazing thing my daughter’s teacher did last year—she made individual photo albums for all the kids in her class, with pictures from the entire year and a page with all her friends’ signatures. She really went above and beyond, and wrote us a nice thank-you for our gift to her, a bubble bath kit.
I wonder if there’s another list:
“13 Things That Teen At The Fast Foot Register Won’t Tell You”
But the good ones work a 12-hour day when you include grading and prep done at home.
“Were sick of standardized testing and having to teach to the test.”
Why on earth would you be? If your lesson plans have any value at all, you should be able to accommodate the test easily. The key is to go beyond the basics.