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Why I Want to Be a Teacher Essay

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When I was younger if you asked me what I want to be when I grow up becoming a teacher was the last thing on my list because I hated school and wasting my time learning things. I had a normal ghetto mindset that school wasn’t for me and I didn’t need it to be successful until I went into the sixth grade. I had a teacher that really showed me interest in my learning to make me a better individuals and a grandmother who never let me give up. From that year forwards but a few years later my grandmother past which was devastating me to the core just all of the lessons and the motivation for a time was drained right out me. Then on day my mother asked me “how would mama look at the way you’re going in life”. At that moment I told myself that…show more content…
This is something that need to change because the only thing that it’s doing is hurting our students.
In the past 40 years we know what works as well as what doesn’t work yet in still we are doing the doing the wrong things in the field of education which is creating dropout factories best describe in Waiting in Superman (2010). Dropout factories are high schools that have a 40 percent of their students dropping out to the streets while closing the door could set them free. In American we have over 2,002 in 2007 to 1,652 in 2009 to 1,424 in 2013. Yes, the gap is closing on the number of dropout factories but there’s still too many that is destroying the future of our children and communities which isn’t good. Other things wrong in the educations is that there are two unions made to defend the teachers when they are put teachers in a binding contract that doesn’t allow them to make changes into the school system. The two teacher unions is are the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA). These unions are so powerful that it’s nearly impossible to get any change through to improve the learning environment in ways of getting new materials for the classroom or paying out of pocket to get new supplies for the class. An educator should never have to pay out of pocket for school supplies and that just one example of the problems with unions not funding schools the proper amount of
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