“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Sunday, February 23, 2014

What Are We Thinking?!

What would our country look like if, instead of the adulation and fascination with athletes and movie stars and 15 minute celebrities that make them worth millions and zillions in salaries and perks to our citizens, our folks would suddenly realize that teachers are the priceless ones in our society, culture and economy. Without our teachers we would be an uncivilized, ignorant, uneducated country, lacking skills, knowledge and the know how to innovate, create and produce the bounties we now have and should only get better in the future.

Teaching would become so lucrative, so challenging and satisfying that our best and brightest would gravitate to it and do amazing things. Until that time our teachers will continue to do the best they can with limited resources and financial rewards, and instead continue to be satisfied with the personal satisfaction of knowing they have touched precious lives of their students, and will continue struggling in a society that thinks more of  its' stars and football players than they do of some of the most important people in our country - our teachers!

Jim Restine, Liberalator