Our public schools are falling into a dangerous situation that can only lead to our education system turning into a prison. The transition is slow but noticeable if you look at how the system is operated. Sadly, the increase deaths from school shootings are encouraging this process. I can show you just how this is happen and it is going to make you reconsider more security in schools.
What is a teacher’s true responsibility?
One of the most rewarding careers emotionally you can do is become a teacher. Teachers are the most influential people in many children’s lives. Eight hours a day five times a week, children are in the care of teachers. The amount of school shootings every year rises. This is a painful truth that America does not know how to respond to. These are some of the first statements that are always asked.
- Why didn’t someone speak up about their behavior?
- Do we need more gun control?
- Do we need more guns?
- Was he mentality ill?
- Someone should had seen the signs, where were the teachers.
People wonder if the teachers are not paying enough attention to see these signs. What they don’t seem to understand is the daily pressures involved when dealing with their students. The definition of a teacher is one that teaches or one whose occupation is to instruct. However, America has seemed to forgotten this fact. The sole purpose of a teacher is to education their students to the best of their capability in the time given to them. But now they expect this already low-budget career to pick up the stack of other occupations. So what are a teachers true responsibilities?
Should I die for you?
This topic comes up often when a school shooting has happen. Should teachers be expected to risk their lives. Many times you will see stories about the teacher who took the bullets hoping to give their students a chance or the janitor who runs to tell everybody to get out when they knew they wouldn’t survive. What it means to be a teacher is changing. This year alone there has been over 10 school related shootings.
The death of a child is hard to watch and no one would want to bear witness to such an event. Every year the amount of school shooting rises. So who do they look to in order to handle the situation, The Teacher! That is simply just an unfair burden to place on people who are already supposed to risk their lives. Many of the situation involve a former student. People actually think that a teacher someone who is expected to guide children into the future should be prepare to kill one when needed. Emotionally, this is a terrible idea and it is no good financial either. America’s educational system has always had to deal with cuts including teachers’ pay.
There is no money left over to make such a proposal happen. If one of the teachers makes a mistake and accidently harms a children the district will pay thousands of dollars for endangerment of a child. There are good teachers, but there are a lot of bad ones as well. There is no way to guarantee that teach won’t lose it and do something awful themselves.
So what was my point in all of this, teachers are not angels. We cannot expect to solve all of these problems by making it there job. That is just adding another piece of tape to an overworked machine. We should not pressure teachers to own guns when they already have given up so much. Teachers with guns is just one step closer to a prison facility.
Depending on the area many parents spend their time working just to give child what they need. Then there are the children that come from broken homes making schools the only place they can be notice. When children come to school they are expected to sit and focus for seven hours against their will. Now when I say against their will what I am referring to is the fact that most children are up before the sunrise to get ready for school. Then others are forced to wear specific clothing to make everyone look the same. Then the student study every subject each day and repeat. The system of America’s school are set up in a way that makes it feel like there is no sense of freedom. During this time the teachers are expected to monitor the students and make them behave. The school system is a form of structure but when the home front in a battleground the students come to class with crazy attitude because that was the only thing they were shown. This is one of the roles teachers are expected to take, the parent.
Now the role counselor has been one of the biggest things expected from teachers. Counselor help many get over past or current pain and decision. Another old problem the schools have ignore are bullies. Now in every teen movie the bully is some future looking low life that are good at homework AKA nerds. Or there is the popular guy that is full of his self that goes home to any abusive father. Somehow with an average class of 20 to more student. Teachers need to intervene in every situation that turns south. But that is just not how reality works. The bullies or the ones on the receiving end are not the other ones suffering. Most of the students are confused on who they are and struggle to be themselves. Also the need to show the student how they should behave has somehow shifted to the teacher. That alone is a full-time job. Children are full of pure emotions that are expressed in many different ways. As seen in the rises of suicides and school shooting the children need guidance that is not currently being given. This is the next role expected to come from teacher.
Once a student is 18 they are expected to either continue their education or find a job. Learning how to support yourselves is one of the most value lesson of life. Many students do not understand what they want to do? It is not an easy choice to make even adult struggle with understand what they should do. Now I do believe that there should be teachers just for planning out future possibilities, yet currently we are lacking in such programs. Every teacher will tell you that student often as why learning this or that would be productive. Student are concern about how useful they are in the actual world and not just in the classrooms. Teachers have limits on how they can present the material given to them yet this is something most expected teacher to be able to answer.
Will we allow Americas school to become prison?
The more you look into how the school system has change the more it becomes apparent. The teachers are being encourage to take up arms, the student are forced to wear a required outfit, once you are they you cannot leave at any time unless certain circumstances have occurred, and if you do not show up you can be prosecuted by law. Letting teachers have guns will only be the start to changing what school is supposed to be and we should not let that happen.