Many teachers have gone on strike protesting for higher pay and smaller class sizes. As a Pierce College student, pursuing elementary education, I agree with their message.
I strongly agree that teachers are underpaid. However, I’m not going into the education field to become rich. Although I want to teach for the students and not for the money, the salary for teachers is definitely an issue. They deserve more pay because they not only teach students, but are big influences in many of their lives.
Sometimes, children don’t have support and love at home and many teachers give guidance and compassion to their students. Teachers do so much more than just teach academics, and they deserve to be compensated for all they do. As far as the number of students in a class, the fewer the better.
Smaller-sized classrooms allow teachers to have more one-on-one time with each student, which will build better connections and help them learn more effectively. Teachers are very important because they help teach and raise the next generation. Teachers have a valid point to fight for, and I strongly agree with them in order to help our future leaders.