Recently chastened, I offer this less controversial fare:
I recently stumbled across a blog called Learn Me Good, written by a teacher who is plagued with the martyrdom syndrome. I won't rehash that issue, which Liam so boldly took on last week, but I will address the whiny tenor of this article, written by said blogger. I agree with his premise--we do treat teachers like unskilled laborers; that's exactly why we Fordhamites hate on unions and support merit pay--but still I wondered, why the exceptionally whiny tone? I thought maybe I was being unfair to Mr. Learn Me Good, until I saw my observation corroborated in the comments section by someone named Roger:
I've never run across a group of professionals who whine as much as teachers. The only explanation I can think of is that since they spend so much time in the company of children, they take on this quality.
Roger, you're a riot! Of course, the other readers of this article didn't find him so funny as they proceeded to clobber him for never having taught before. That may be true, but you don't need to spend time in the...