The New Teacher in Delaware

I was sent this by a friend in an email, and thought how appropriated at this time:

After being interviewed by the school district administration, the
prospective teacher said:

“Let me see if I’ve got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning..you want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.. you want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.you want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.you also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. you want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps??
You want me to do all this and then you tell me.

I have to take a pay cut??”

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About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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2 Responses to The New Teacher in Delaware

  1. Kilroy says:

    It’s all too sad! But look at the peanuts our troops get paid and they give thier lives! I took a 10% pay cut and put up with the crap at my job! Board members work for free and half to put up with Kilroy!

    But surely taking a 10% pay cut to help avoid a fellow teacher from getting laid off is a good thing! Just think if they don’t take the pay cut it might be this teacher getting laid off because she refused a pay cut!

    Surely it would be much better to working on cutting waste system-wide as in state.

  2. Pingback: News Affecting Delaware High Schools for 04/07/2009 « Delaware High Schools

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