The Teachers

So. Much. THIS.


by Sarah Blaine

We all know what teachers do, right? After all, we were all students. Each one of us, each product of public education, we each sat through class after class for thirteen years. We encountered dozens of teachers. We had our kindergarten teachers and our first grade teachers and our fifth grade teachers and our gym teachers and our art teachers and our music teachers. We had our science teachers and our social studies teachers and our English teachers and our math teachers. If we were lucky, we might even have had our Latin teachers or our Spanish teachers or our physics teachers or our psychology teachers. Heck, I even had a seventh grade “Communications Skills” teacher. We had our guidance counselors and our principals and some of us had our special education teachers and our study hall monitors.

So we know teachers. We get teachers. We know…

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6 thoughts on “The Teachers

    1. I liked it. 🙂

      I don’t know how it is in other countries, but in the US, teaching is a hard sell, even for those of us who love doing it. It’s not generally well paid, compared to other valuable professions; it can be a thankless job; it requires work on nights and weekends and during “vacations” as well.

      I keep hoping that this is so only the people who are really dedicated will do it, but of course this is a fairy tale.


      1. I’m longing for the time when we finally abolish money so that all work can have its true social value and we no longer hear the words ‘not generally well paid’.


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