Last month the Boston Herald ran an article by Margery Eagan who deserves a lot of credit for writing “Teachers, not pupils, find strength in union”. As any former or current student in the American education system can tell you is that the only thing that were learning in schools is the sad fact that were not learning anything. At least nothing useful as most students are concerned with matters that have little to do with school.
There’s plenty of blame to go around Margery believes its Richard Stutman the President of boston’s teachers union. A man who wants what any union President would want to get more money for working longer hours for his union members. I think the picture of our school system that we’ve been looking at is to narrowly focused.
The problem isn’t school teachers unions, good and bad teachers, students interest levels in their own education or parents who don’t parent. the problem is all these issues and more. its much more than focusing on any one of these issues could solve. Schools should be palaces where teachers fight to be the best and highest paid and most appreciated. Parents need to be supportive and helpful while everyone needs to help students learn what excites them to learn about. Its also important to realize that everyone learns differently even the Comic King had to learn to overcome his learning disabilities to become the writer I am today.