I’m writing a couple of stories about a couple of great teachers who’ve won some awards for their efforts. One of them is retiring from the district after 30 years. But that doesn’t mean she can stop. The pension is not enough to live on and she needs insurance, so she will be going to work at another school district.
It is a great blemish on our society that our teachers aren’t paidÂ enough toÂ supportÂ a familyÂ and that after a lifetime of awarding winning service to our children, they can’t even afford to retire.
Our societyÂ doesn’tÂ value humane endeavors, especially ones where kids are concerned. Moms who choose the stay at home are made to feel as if they are wasting their life. (More on that later. I know I’m years late, but that woman pushed all the wrong buttons.) Teachers are degraded by the parents whose kids often need the most help. They face years of not getting raises, loads of paperwork, and decreasing benefits. Primary careÂ physicians and especially pediatricians are the lowest paid doctors.
What is wrong with us?
Disclaimer: This is my opinion. Get your own. (I’llÂ be putting this up if I express an opinion about something I’ve written in the newspaper.)Â (edit: But maybe in a nicer way. I don’t know. I’ll figureÂ this allÂ out.)