After being interviewed by the school 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.
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
'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
'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......
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