English 9 – Summer School
Are Educators Overworked and Underpaid?
Are educators overworked and underpaid? I disagree with the idea that educators are overworked and underpaid because if educating is their passion they shouldn’t care about the pay, they benefit from holidays and summers off, and they have the option to choose their career and select their school of choice.
I disagree with the idea that educators are overworked and underpaid because if educating is their passion they shouldn’t care about the pay. For example, in order to become and educator, a teacher obtains lots of coursework toward that profession. If they didn’t want to become an educator, why would they
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For example, “teachers utilize their period to improve future classes” (Wilkerson, 2013). Next, teachers cover other classes even though teachers complain it’s less likely for an incident to occur. Such as fights, disagreements and anything else that can cause and or provoke a fight. Lastly, teachers utilize this time during their planning period to relax and mentally prepare for the next classes. Today I interviewed Ms.Wilkerson, an educator and employee at Perry Street Prep Public Charter School. I asked her several questions and got some interesting responses. One of the questions was “what is the role of a teacher?” Her response was “to provide knowledge to students; to equip them to make a life of themselves beyond high school.” Another question that was asked during the interview was “what was her educational background?” Her response was “I have bachelors in psychology, a minor in Spanish, and a master’s in educations with a focus on bilingual education.” “Why did you choose this profession?” She said, “I chose this profession because the passion I had for helping students.” The next question that was asked was “what are some of the benefits of being an educator?” She replied, “teaching students things that they did not know and watching them progress.” My final question was “how will this passion help you be better suited for your next passion?” She answered with “this passion creates a hunger within me to gain more knowledge