The Journey of a Teacher
Unlike most educators, Ayers understands the roles of parents. I have noticed that some teachers think that parents just get in the war. But Ayers recognizes that the parents will know more about the student more than the teacher ever will. Not only is he understanding, but he also refuses to treat students according to classifications and standardized tests, but as human beings. In chapter 2, "Seeing the Student," he argues that teaching requires seeing the student as a whole and unique person. These are only two of the many reasons of why William Ayers was a perfect author for this book. His examples and lessons that he shares gives us, as the readers, something to learn from.
"Why teach, when you could do something more profitable?"
1. Why are there still teachers out there that hate their job, but continue to teach? like William said, you don't make crap, it contains pain and conflict, and its a very stressful job. Why do it if you don't love it?
2. Back to the fact that teachers don't make much money at all... why not? Teachers teach the children that are going to be future doctors, police officers, bankers, etc.
3. Why are their still teachers out there that treat every student the same? When its a fact that we are all different and learn on different levels.