Teacher unions try to tell us that all teachers are equal, this survey gives the lie to that:
Two thirds of people remember a teacher who had a significant positive impact on their life, according to a survey.
And nearly everyone believes a good teacher can change the course of a student’s life, the survey commissioned by Warehouse Stationery found.
About 87 percent of respondents felt teachers had a “really hard job”, while eight out of ten said teachers were undervalued. . .
Good teachers can and do change their pupils’ lives for the better, teaching is a very difficult job and teachers are undervalued.
Schools can’t do much to change home environments but good teachers can do a lot for even the most disadvantaged children.
Not all teachers are good. Most could be with the right help and that is why putting resources into helping teachers be better is one of the best uses for extra funding in education.