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I've been considering becoming a teacher for a year or so now and I'm constantly put off by the horror stories from other teachers tbh.
Eventually, aspiring teachers and coaches will be replaced by people that just like being armed.
I can't find my school ID badge today, or my interactive white board pen. What could go wrong with me carrying a gun?
As a teacher, if I had to end someone's life - even if it would save many others - it would psychologically ruin me.
Expecting teachers to be mentally prepared to kill is completely farcical.
My wife is a public school teacher. It's gonna be a pretty awkward conversation later tonight when I have to explain to her that it turns out all this horrific violence is her fault for not rolling strapped. I'd better get wine.
Also: Republicans will refer to you as "lazy and overpaid" and will try to cut your salary further. Also, the pension benefits will be cut next year.
"Give the teachers guns" is the newest "this is a mental health issue." They just need something to talk about that's not gun control.
They would *never* ***actually spend money*** on either.
Are other teachers with guns gonna stop a teacher who snapped and now has means to shoot? Seems like with the amount of stress they're in, giving them guns isn't the best option for students.
and will be summarily fired for shooting the wrong kid....or for not quickly enough shooting the right kid.
edit: and have to purchase ammunition and yearly recert training out-of-pocket.
We should introduce a teacher superbowl, the best teachers get drafted to teaching teams where they have to teach at-risk students and their progress is monitored. People start fantasy teams competing at every test. Highest scoring teacher wins a golden apple and a fatty raise.
>In a democracy, there’s no more noble contribution you can make than to teach in a public school. In this country, the people that do that, they’re fucking losers. They’re just rock-bottom fucking losers! And everybody knows it, but they keep doing it. New people are teaching every day, knowing how shitty it is. They show up, tell them ahead of time. “Hi, what is this job?” And they say, “Okay, here’s what we need you to do. We need you to make children know math.” "Wow. Do they wanna know math?” “No, they don’t want to know it. You need to make them know it against their will. While they’re exploding sexually and beating the shit out of each other.” “Who are these children?” “Just whatever kids live near the building.” “How much do I get paid?” “About $10 every four years.” “What if I get good at it? What happens?” “Nothing. Nothing happens. Nobody notices, and you get fired, and you die alone.” “Okay, I’ll try it for 25 years.”