Are the teachers now a days as dedicated as the older times?

@vinzen (1022)
India
July 28, 2007 2:08pm CST
Hi, was just wondering and remembering our older times and comparing them with now a days. Why is it that now a days the teachers have lost their humane touch, and have become more methodical, and uncaring, as compared to ur times, when our teachers were our role models. We looked up to them with pride, and seeked their help and guidance. Its not that now a days they arent there for our help, but somehow, the personal touch, the caring and loving behaviour is missing . Any reasons as to why?
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I believe it is because teachers are low paid these days and they just see it as a job. Where as women used to be vey proud to be a teacher and be extremely thrilled to be hired into a school. I don't think the teachers can take as much pride in thier jobs due to the fact that they have no control over what they teach and no control over the kids. It is sad as I still see teachers that have a lot of potential and yet their hands are tied so to speak as to what they can do.
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
28 Jul 07
I wonder what you are saying is true, because if you are a true teacher, then no matter how much you are paid, you will always remain true to your profession, and wouldnt harm the students lives in any ways. And why shouldnt the teachers have control over what they teach, they are the teachers, and should have full control on the kids as well. True teachers, as per me, will always come forward and do their best, no matter what the situations.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
29 Jul 07
We do NOT have control over what we teach. We are told what to teach by the state and given imposing suggestiong on how we should teach it. We can't be creative in the classroom for having to cover every single benchmark in order to produce top test scores. We don't have control over the kids because discipline in public schools as diminished and the kids who are the true trouble makers could honestly care less if they get put in ISS, so it's not a punishment for them...it's a free ticket out of class. Discipline in schools is a joke.
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
29 Jul 07
Thanks for your views.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
29 Jul 07
We are less personal, and more methodical because we're not keeping our jobs by being personal, we're keeping our jobs by producing high tests scores. Don't blame the teachers for distancing themselves from the students, blame the government for putting this obsession with test scores into the schools. We don't have time to learn about our students because we are too busy having to teach to the test so we'll have a job the next year.
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
29 Jul 07
Thanks for your answer. I can understand your job requirement, but dont you think along the way, you as a teacher have lost all links with the students and just bothered about your test scores? Wouldnt you get the test scores either ways also, but if you are a lttle more humane and understanding to your students, and feel a little for them, along side your schedule of tests etc, things would be beter?
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@mhtahuja (15)
3 Aug 07
reason is thew queen and mistress of all things . the one and perhaps the only reason is MONEY. the increase in the cost of living index means that they have to earn more . they have to sustain their family. that is why they go for a mere cat professional attitude and the result is poor basic knowledge of a child even though he continues to make merry in boards securing 90s. time is less and demand is more. net result= degraded quality
@vinzen (1022)
• India
3 Aug 07
Thanks for your reply, but i still somehow feel that a dedicated teacher, no matter what the situation, will continue to teach.
• United States
30 Jul 07
No I don't think so. I notice that the older teachers still teach when they dont have to because it's what they LOVE to do. It's hard to find that in a lot of the younger teachers today, but I think that once they start getting older, and more and more of them quit, you will see who really enjoys what they do... y'know?
@vinzen (1022)
• India
31 Jul 07
Hi, i think you are right, that a true teacher will teach no matter what age and even if theyre told not to, coz thats what they live and like to do .