Let me say that the issue I have with the nations schools is not with the teachers. Most do as much as they can with the ever increasing limitations set upon them. I am sharing this wonderful account of a teacher about the way the world sees teachers.

Please see the follow-up to this letter at

Dear America,

It feels strange to hear your voice praising teachers for their selflessness, dedication, and love for their students. We’re listening to what you’re saying, but we must admit that we are listening with tilted head and quizzical eye. Why? Because we’ve become accustomed to hearing a very different voice from you.

For the past few years, you’ve been certain that most of society’s problems stem from our schools, more specifically the teachers in those schools. We are lazy and useless, we are only in it for the money, we only teach for the vacation time, we don’t possess the intelligence to teach anyone much of anything, our demands for a respectable wage are selfish, we don’t teach students respect, we are leeches sucking the blood from State coffers, we don’t even work a full day like everyone else, and…

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Jenn is a homeschool mother of 4 who spent several years as an active duty army wife and is now dealing with the fun of reserve life, and a husband going to school full time. Life is hectic and sleep is a thing of the past. She loves sharing hard learned lessons and finding cool stuff to do with the kids.

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