Today, more than ever, our American teachers have more pressure put on them than at any other time in our history. Some teachers are up for the goal. Others are not. Here in Wichita County, most of our students not only meet the high standards put against them, many of them actually out-do them. We can thank our teachers for "getting the job done". Our teachers are excellent and have a great deal of pizzazz to do it all. Their job doesn't begin at 8:00 in the morning and end at 4:00 in the afternoon. Many of them continue to work in the evenings and on weekends. They receive not one penny of overtime penny. My mother, Donna Lou Pepper-Elder, has been teaching for OVER 50 years now. She is an outstanding teacher with her Masters Degree who continues to make a major difference in her students' life that will last them throughout their entire lives. To say that her family is proud of her is a major understatement.
Yesterday, my dear friend, "B", posted the following passage on FB. I knew I just had to post it right here.
"We expect our teachers to reach unattainable goals with inadequate resources. The miracle is this: They often do it."
I am one parent who wants our teachers out there to know that I appreciate ALL of your hard work that you put out every year for our children and are rewarded with ridiculously low wages. You ARE making wonderful differences in our children's lives. Thank you!!!