As an educator, the depths we go through are unimaginable. Long days, long nights with executives making decisions from above that can’t even relate to what we go through on a daily.
What does it mean to you that my children are capable of anything but we can’t do everything because we don’t have the proper resources to accomplish the standardized test you give us?
Why are you telling me about my test scores and you have not set foot into my classroom to see what my students are really learning?
What does it mean to you that on a daily I pour out energy to my classroom draining me physically and mentally because I really want them to get the concepts?
Do you know what IEP and 504 means?
Do you understand the work it takes to manage 31 students all day from 8-3:00?
What does it mean to you that my students should be afforded the same opportunities as charter and private schools?
What does it mean to you that I should feel safe in my position as a teacher because I love teaching at a public school?
What does it mean to you that despite these high expectations you give use and challenge us to reach there are teachers who are actually striving to reach some form of these goals?
What does it mean to you that sometimes I don’t have enough time to plan a lesson but I find a way because I have students who count on me?
What does it mean to you that you set these unreachable expectations then disperse pennies to the teachers?
What does it mean to you that Education is some people’s only way out?
What does it mean to you that my students are terrified of Trump and their families fear being deported any day?
What does it mean to you the little young faces who look forward to seeing my smiling face because no one smiles at home?
What does it mean to you that sometimes a black face is enough to comfort a diverse class because they feel like they can relate more to me?
What does it mean to you that I provide much more as an educator then you could ever provide for the position you are in?
What will it take for you to understand the position you are in and actually help us instead of hurt us?
What does it mean to you that I even have these questions?
Can some one answer these questions for me? He wants walls, he wants bans, he wants to sabotage our education system. What’s next……… only time will tell.