Would You Want to Be a Teacher?

The NY Times’ Learning Network asks students to answer and debate this pinless grenade of a question: “Would you want to be a teacher?”

I’m sticking with a severely reinforced version of my standard answer to that question: “No way! There is no possibility of any meshing between the children of America and my utter lack of a patience gland!” Plus, the post-apocalyptic landscape that is public education today isn’t really my style. I prefer my apocalypses (apocalypsi?) nuclear flavored.

Probably a good thing I’m not a student and won’t be debating current issues on the NY Times’ Student Opinion page. It’s an excellent idea for an online information and debate platform, I must say.

Here are a few more topics for student to ponder:

Do You Expect Your Parents to Give You Money?
Should Schools Be Allowed to Use Corporal Punishment?
Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?
What Can You Learn From ‘Teen Mom’?

Posted by Alexa Harrington


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