Walk a mile in the shoes of a teacher

Whenever there is a dispute between the government and the teachers, the teacher bashers are always coming out of the woodwork.

Whenever there is a dispute between the government and the teachers, the teacher bashers are always coming out of the woodwork. There is a Native Canadian saying, “do not criticize anyone until you have walked a mile in their moccasins.”

I would like to see some of those teacher bashers teach for a week when tests, exams are being given and report cards are being prepared. At the same time I would expect them to continue with their daily lesson plans, marking the tests or exams, do their recess or lunch time duties, attend school meetings and/or department meetings, and do your extra curricular activities. At the same time, do not forget to give special attention to those students in the classes of 30 or more, that they do require individual attention. Do not forget to keep in touch with those parents who telephoned wanting to talk to you.

Then, after experiencing reality, would they still oppose any concessions made to the teachers? I think they may be singing a different tune.

Bob Abrahams



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