Everyone go see Waiting for Superman ASAP.
It is an amazing documentary on our country's public school system...
And how it is not doing its job.
It made me a little bit angry.
Not at teachers.... just at the bad ones.
And it made me very angry at the teacher's union... which I'm sure was started for good reasons...
But now it is the main thing holding us back.
I absolutely think that teacher's should have to earn their job like every other profession..
That bad teachers should be fired and good teachers should be rewarded.
That is not possible because of the Union.
The Union makes us view all teachers as teachers... no more, no less.
But we all know there are different types of teachers.
I know I had some amazing ones. Inspiring, thought provoking, made learning fun.
And I know I had some horrible ones. Ones that inspired me to ditch class and fall asleep.
Ones that were not good at their job... but why would they care? They can't get fired.
And they get paid the same no matter how good or bad they are.
There was an idea to give teachers the option to fore go their tenure and have the chance to make 6 digit salaries...
That way good teachers would make good money and bad teachers could be fired.
The teachers Union wouldn't even let it go to vote.
Obviously it has become all about the adults- and not about the kids.
I could go on and on about this... but I will let you just go see the movie.
It will break your heart. But it is so good.
And I want to mention just in case I was misunderstood-
I am so grateful for all the great teachers out there.
Thank goodness for them.
I wish we could reward them for being so great at their job.
And I know the Union does some good things too. It is not all bad.
I just think it is ridiculous that bad teachers are protected... And I think all the good teachers probably don't appreciate that either.
PS My husband cried.
That was the second time I have ever seen him cry.
Once at Eloise's baby blessing.
Once at this movie.
It was hilarious.