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Teaching is a profession, not a calling : Comments

By Jemma Ward, published 14/4/2015

On the surface, this is a fine epithet to attach to any profession you do what you do because you want to do it.Yet other professions do not expect similar levels of extracurricular zeal and sappy self-sacrifice.

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>"Teaching is a profession, not a calling"

No. Teaching is not a profession. Teachers, (trained by the Marxists in the education departments of the universities and encouraged by the far left teacher's unions, are using taxpayer funding to embed Marxist dogma in the gullible young.
Posted by Peter Lang, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 8:02:47 AM
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Is there anyone who thinks people's education has been improved over the last fifty years?
Any number of kid's cannot boil an egg or even understand basic hygiene and nutrition for goodness sake.
However the teachers certainly are well organised and get very well rewarded thank you very much. They also enjoy this by chucking a tanti at the first signs that people are waking up to them.
We need to change back to where we were and get some real sense in educating people to help them. That means stream kids, do not waste time on non academics with academic subjects, help them get a trade.
Teachers will say this is the wrong approach but where has their fads and fashions got us?
Posted by JBowyer, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 9:43:45 AM
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Teaching is a job, despite what teachers might wish it to be.

Professions have their own exclusive self controlling bodies; control their own destinies (more or less); set their own professional fees and police their own ranks.

Teachers have unions just like other workers and their conditions and remuneration are set by negotiation with, or impost by Government.
Posted by Is Mise, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 9:51:13 AM
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Teachers, especially those in adult education, deal with all of societys weirdos with no priveleged protection.

What happens when things go wrong?

Failure to protect teachers from Psychopaths is why people don't bother rating the job above other safer jobs... tell me I'm wrong: you can't
Posted by Cupric Embarrasment, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:57:12 AM
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Well when it was a vocation and not just a pay packet! There were far fewer people leaving high school unexamined and virtually unable to read or write; or do the most basic maths!

Today and in direct contrast, there seems to be a "calling" to financial advice/brokerage firms, and helping people save money on all manner of everyday purchases!

For a suitable fee, commission or "bonus"!

Like with some forms of insurance, where both the deposit and the first years premium is allegedly paid up front as the "bonus"!

And because you aren't charged directly, and may even receive a $50.00 gift card; or 10% of your premium; (unbounded generosity) you are allowed to believe, you are saving money!?

When in fact all the commissions/bonuses and "freebies" may be tacked on to the tail of your loan or purchase/agreement!

i.e., when health policy payment go up on April 1, the mugs as usual are being made fools of, and just because they can't read or write add or subtract etc; and like most fools, need someone else to do it for them!

When teaching was a real profession and learnt on the job via an apprenticeship, not a university course; the dross were quickly identified and jettisoned!

Now, even if totally incompetent, protected by a union structure, that makes the teachers far more important than the best practice and the best outcomes, and in fact, may be accused of protecting incompetents and entrenching incompetent behavior; where arguably, many of the students have more knowledge on the subject material than a teacher, for who the position is just a pay packet!

Whatever happened to the truism, find out what you love doing, then get someone to pay you to do it!

I mean, a local teacher employed at a local Catholic school, was so insensitive, as to be out cutting his grass on Good Friday!

I suppose he'd do the same or as much during the up coming Anzac day dawn service?

So, not only are we losing competency, but traditional respect and basic good manners as well!?
Rhrosty.
Posted by Rhrosty, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:28:45 AM
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Although it sounds absurd to claim we all know it, many engineers genuinely aren't in it for the money.

I doubt it teaching would be a profession if it wasn't a calling.

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Rhosty, what is wrong with cutting your own grass on Good Friday? What do Catholics normally do on the part of that day when they're not in church?
Posted by Aidan, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:23:38 PM
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