The public education system of the United States must be improved.
Once a child enters school, that school becomes both a second home as well as the child’s new main source of socialization away from their parents. The environment must be welcoming to students of all backgrounds and levels of ability. The teacher plays a critical role to help shape a person’s most formative years by acting as both a source of information as well as a mentor to guide them through their curiosities and uncertainties.
For a while, I’ve known that the role of a history teacher is exactly the role I’ll need to take on, regardless of the people telling me it isn’t a “noble job.” In my opinion, there is nothing more noble than making sure every student gets the high standard of education he or she deserves. History is crucial for students to understand, because there can be little comprehension of the state of the modern world without having a fundamental understanding of the events that lead us there.
While reaching out to students as a teacher, I’d also fight for a larger percent of the federal budget to go towards education. I would try to destroy the School-to-Prison Pipeline, which is the result of poorly funded schools with low standards, old equipment, and low morale. Instead of sending “troubled” students to jail, I want to help establish in-school support groups. I want the chance to make education the best it can be for all students.