We are the Knights (that’s pronounced phonetically - cuh-nig-its - as of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail) Who Say Cyclic, a group of High School students, all of whom attended 6thgrade at Challenger School. At Challenger, we each gained not only a respect of the English language but also the want to change the world. Our noble mission is to improve America, one step at a time – primarily by improving the U.S.’s tongue and correcting false ideas about how its government functions. To learn more, please visit our website at www.cuhnigits.org.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We all know that there are programs that work specifically to get the children of America interested in education again. However, lately I've been thinking... is the lack of interest in education fully the children's fault? Nowadays, the job of a teacher is not regarded as a desirable job; many people think of it an occupation with a low pay check and a lot of work- a default career. As a result, they don't work hard to actually TEACH the kids. Classes become harder, grades fall, and school gains a bad reputation. Now, if the kids who are already disinterested in education go to school and don't LEARN anything, what reason is there that they would become interested again? Many teachers I have met over the past year show definite signs of this... one even told my friend to her face that the only reason he was teaching World History was because he couldn't be the track coach otherwise.
I believe that America shouldn't just be concentrating on getting the children interested in education again- they should be working on making the job of being a teacher a respected, desirable occupation again. What are everyone's thoughts on this matter?