Friday, September 9, 2011
A "D" for Congress
Why does this bother me so much? I deal with this day in and day out. How can we expect our students to succeed when what they see from America's leaders some of the major problems that teachers face in the schools? Students, and sadly and increasingly parents, think that school is a babysitting service. The students are disinterested in learning; they show disdain for authority, and they show disrespect for teachers and education as a whole.
Is it really so hard to show interest and respect for the most powerful man in the world? You don't have to agree with him, you don't even have to like him, but you should show him the respect that he deserves. You shouldn't be rolling your eyes as you sit behind the President. You shouldn't be looking completely bored or like you would rather be anywhere else in the world. Why is it so hard to show respect and good manners? Maybe Congress should learn about the Golden Rule, and more importantly they should take their jobs seriously. Read the Constitution and understand the importance of your job. They are the leaders of the free world and should act like it instead of like petulant children.