“We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.” – Eric Hoffer
If you have read my “about” page, you know that besides running Prepper Website and being a minister, I’m an administrator in the public school system. I’ve been on podcasts and have talked about education before, so my views are out there. To summarize, I believe that every form of education should be available to parents and children. The way you want to educate your children is your own business.
But one thing that I dislike to see is public education being generalized. The “general” view is that all public educators are socialist who want to corrupt the fabric of the United States by starting with school aged children. But as long as I have worked in education, I have never known anyone like that. Now to be fair, I’ve only worked in one school district in Texas. Like I’ve said on a previous podcast, you are not going to find bumper stickers in support of the current president on the cars in our parking lot. Not that the other side is any better!!!
Anyway, this year, our district brought in a speaker for our beginning of the year convocation. His name is Jamie Vollmer. He shared a story that I was able to find on Youtube and would like to share it with you here. His full presentation is also on Youtube, which I might post in the future.
Please remember that most, I agree not all, teachers started in education because we wanted to influence the next generation in a positive manner. We don’t like all the red tape and standardized tests that come from the politicians anymore than parents and students do. Every public education educator will agree that reform must happen! But as long as we have politicians, whose children go to private school, making decisions that they don’t know anything about, then we are stuck working with what we can work with. Most teachers work miracles to get students where they need to be academically.
Lastly, there are bad teachers out there, teachers who have no business in education. The system makes it hard to get rid of them. That has to reform as well!
Check out this short video and tell me what you think.
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