Respect for Teachers

This is a great article and the spotlight should be directed at the parents also.

CATHERINE L BYRNE, AUTHOR

Like most of the nation, and much of the international community, I was shocked by the murder of Ann McGuire by one of her students.

I received the email below about a new petition taking off on Care2.com. It calls for more respect to be given to teachers, who after all, are educating the next generation of human beings. If there were no teachers, who would do that important job?

Hi Catherine,

There have been calls for metal detectors in British schools in the wake of a 15-year-old student killing Spanish teacher, Ann McGuire, at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

But the real issue is an ever increasing lack of respect for teachers and the teaching profession in the UK. Politicians and the media are expressing sympathy for teachers right now but, before too long, they will return to vilifying and criticizing teachers.

I just signed a Care2 petition telling David…

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