|via facebook. Used w/ permission of Dawne Shelton|
Well. A homeschool curriculum provider posted this little picture on facebook and almost every teacher in the world blew up. How dare you say that teachers don't love their kids??! "I have heard this kind of thing so often over the last 24 years that it has actually worn away at my self confidence regarding my profession," wrote one disgruntled old hag.
"I too take offence at this," snapped some lady whose avatar pic appeared to have been taken in 1982. "It implies that having a teaching degree appears to negate my ability to love the students in my class."
Some other teachers were a bit more balanced in their approach, stating that this in no way is "downing" a professional chef or the work they do. What's everyone's problem today?
I really couldn't tell you.
It is rather akin to Folgers getting all butthurt because some family decided to grow beans and drink their own coffee or something. The artisinal coffee, you know, could totally suck. I've had "artisinal" crap before and about half the time it's marvellous and the other half? Well? Let's just say they'll never have to scale up their product for the mass market, ok?
What's with all the hate? I mean, personally? I don't want public school teachers "loving" my kids anyway. Be nice to them. Care for them. But no thanks on all the love and stuff. Ya weirdo.