WHEN TEACHERS GIVE UP THEIR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, WHILE TEACHING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO SPOKE UP FOR OUR FREEDOMS…

Every right that we enjoy as Americans came through the courage of countless people who risked or gave up their lives to achieve our freedoms.

From the American Revolution…to Reconstruction… to the Civil Rights Movement to now, people have lifted up their voices against ‘the establishment’ at the loss of their jobs, friends, freedom, families and lives.

We were and are introduced to these heroic figures through teachers who are…

Overworked…

Under-appreciated…

Overwhelmed…

Underpaid…

And, held to unrealistic expectations.

However…

Most teachers and administrators are afraid to stand up to their school districts and state governments for fear of losing their jobs or careers.

In their contacts, they agree to partially surrender their freedom of speech, so they don’t disparage their school systems and states.

They are constantly given cliches and platitudes to excuse an ever-increasing list of tasks, duties and unrealistic expectations, while all blame, responsibility, accountability and legal liability is deflected on them.

However, when if they make legitimate complaints about their culture, they’re characterized as undedicated, unprofessional and petty…

All this while teaching children that’s how America was built.

This isn’t the only profession that surrenders it’s freedom of speech to keep their job, but this is the profession that prepares people for every other profession.

We’ve got to do better.

The scriptural admonition that encourages us to hold ministers in high esteem should be applied to teachers too…

1 Thessalonians 5:12 (NLT

12 Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.

WHEN YOU GIVE UP YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR YOUR JOB OR CAREER…

THE PROBLEM WITH THE, “DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR STUDENTS” PLATITUDE…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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