Poem: Overworked and Underpaid

 

Photo by Derek Torsani

 

Teachers Are Being Criticized

By Students And Society

When They Should Be Viewed

As A Main Priority

 

There Are A Few Bad Apples In The Bunch

Therefore, I Am Not Solely Trying To Defend Teachers

But I Feel They Deserve Much More Recognition

Instead Of Being Treated Like Ungrateful Creatures

 

Doctors Are Paid An Abundant Wage

Which Good Teachers Should Be Paid The Same

Besides, Where Would Doctors Be Today

If They Were Not Taught To Spell Their Names

 

Most Teachers Would Give A Hundred-percent

One Of Many Attributes They Yearn

But Is It Fair To Condemn A Teacher

If A Child Refuses To Learn

 

Instead Of Demanding Teachers To Be Tested

Have Them Frequently Evaluated

We Should View Teachers As A Main Tool In Society

Instead Of Making Them Feel Unappreciated

 

An Old Indian Proverb States, “Give A Man A Fish And

He Eats For A Day – Teach Him To Fish And He Eats For A

Lifetime.”

 

By Patricia Anne Edwards

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