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  1. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    :D TEACHER APPLICANT

    After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said: "Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning, and I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits. You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for weapons of mass destruction, and raise their self esteem. You want me to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship, fair play, how to register to vote, how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job. I am to check their heads for lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of anti-social behavior, make sure all students pass the state exams, even those who don't come to school regularly or complete any of their assignments. Plus, I am to make sure that all of the students with handicaps get an equal education regardless of the extent of their mental or physical handicap. I am to communicate regularly with the parents by letter, telephone, newsletter and report card.
    All of this I am to do with just a piece of chalk, a computer, a few books, a bulletin board, a big smile AND on and a starting salary that qualifies my family for food stamps!
    You want me to do all of this and then you tell me . . . . . . I CAN'T PRAY ????"
     
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  3. clarnet73

    clarnet73 Moderator

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    amen, alice!
     
  4. ms.jansen

    ms.jansen Companion

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    that is awesome : )
     
  5. Upsadaisy

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    Perfect!
     
  6. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    I got this in an email a few days ago. Sums up teaching pretty well, I think!
     
  7. MissFrizzle

    MissFrizzle Virtuoso

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    I love it! So true...... sad, but true
     
  8. JaimeMarie

    JaimeMarie Moderator

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    That is funny. I am passing that one along!
     
  9. Steph-ernie

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    Yup!!
     
  10. irishteach

    irishteach Rookie

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    i love that one! soo true! and it puts a huge :) on my face after a very tiring, but great first week!
     
  11. Kelster

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    that's really good thank you for sharing
     
  12. teachingmomof4

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    That pretty much sums it up right there.
     

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