Teachers deserve more credit, respect

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008

By ASHLEE CONTORNO / Guest Columnist

All through school, students have many teachers. Some are liked more than others, but students still love to complain about their bad grades and their teachers.

Educators have dedicated their lives to instructing students. They work hard every day to make sure that students leave knowing more than when they arrived.

Students do not realize that we go to school to learn from these amazing individuals.

They teach us the things we need to know to make it through the rest of our lives. So why do students complain?

They complain because they just want someone to blame for their bad grade. They think it is always the teacher’s fault if they get a bad grade on a test or on their report card.

Teachers do their best to help you learn, and it is your fault if you don’t take advantage by putting the information to good use.

Students are constantly complaining about what a certain teacher did to them or making fun of the way a teacher teaches.

I think it is just not worth it.

As a student getting ready to graduate, I have come to appreciate the amazing individuals that get up and teach me everyday.

They inspire and teach us to be what we want to be.

I think students should look up to their teachers more and give them more respect for what they do.

Through the years, I have had many teachers and just this year I have learned to appreciate them.

I would like to thank every teacher that has ever taught me.

I am a better person today because of the things you have taught me.

I can only hope that future students will learn to respect you like I have learned to do.

Teachers mold the future for their students. If students don’t learn, they may never be successful.

So, I am asking my fellow students; listen to you teachers.

They may seem like they don’t know what they are talking about, but you can learn more from them than just the subject they are teaching.

So, I am thanking you teachers.

Without you, we would all be uneducated and uninformed, and I don’t think anyone wants a society like

Also, if you think about it, no other profession is possible without teachers.

Ashlee Contorno is a senior at Pelham High School