I had a phone conversation this week with one of my oldest best friends who is a public schoolteacher. And he reads this blog.
He took mild exception to my rants about how schoolteachers really are wildly overpaid while pleading poverty based on their actual salaries, while keeping mum about their actual benefits and how good life gets if you keep your mouth shut and stay in the system till you retire.
On the one hand, I don’t want to offend him. On the other hand, fuck public schoolteachers.
My sister-in-law just graduated from the People’s Republic of Being A Schoolteacher College here in the Seattle metro area and she’s teaching 3rd grade, enthusiastically and with huge dedication. We’ve been to her classroom and applauded (not perfunctorily) what she’s doing. She loves those little brats and is passionate about making a difference in their lives and is probably making a difference. Still, she’s so full of shit.
People who give a shit about educating their children will abandon the government system entirely in the next 2 or 3 years.
The public education model is seriously, pay attention schoolteachers, 5 years away from dead. Like good luck finding even poor people to go to your fucked-up fucked-out schools in 2017.
I suspect my SIL will survive this transition, though she has no clue it’s coming.