I don't know why I read articles like this, or like this, or like this. I try to remain optimistic about teaching aspects, but realistically... its becoming more and more difficult to see a silver lining of the dark clouds. Budget cuts, ALWAYS! I'm not against accountability, but is this fair? Testing is EVERYTHING! How are we to teach successfully? Does that score mean everything?
Even before I planned on being a teacher, I understood how important teachers are, and how important (and constitutionally right) public education is. I fail to understand why this is happening all around.
I know one does not become a teacher for the money. I know one should not become a teacher for vacations. Teachers main driving points are to make an influence and help students reach a potential that the students did not even know they possess. It is because of that that I hold on hope.