I recently read a blog by Sarah Blaine called The Teachers and it really struck a chord with me. In her blog, Ms. Blaine talks about how all of us have had experience of some sort in the educational system. During our time spent in school, we encountered dozens of teachers and as such, we know teachers. She goes on to state "We get teachers. We know what happens in classrooms, and we know what happens in classrooms, and we know what teachers do. We know which teachers are effective, we know which teachers left lasting impressions, we know which teachers changed our lives, and we know which teachers sucked."

Ms. Blaine hit the truth so clearly--we know teachers. And she speaks an even deeper truth when she says, "Teaching as a profession has no mystery. It has no mystique. It has no respect."

I have been teaching for nearly 30 years; most of those years spent in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Each year nearly 200 students have walked through my doors and into my classrooms on a daily basis. And while I am not a math teacher, if my calculations are correct that is possibly over 6000 lives I have touched. Over the years I have connected with some of those lives through social media and for the most part, those lives have turned out pretty darn good. I try to hold onto those lives and the moments that created them, but every now and then events take a turn and Ms. Blaine's blog becomes an all too true reality.

"We were students, and therefore we know teachers. We denigrate teachers. We criticize teachers. We can do better than teachers. After all: We do. They teach...We are wrong."

Ms. Blaine spent little over a year earning a masters degree in teaching and then spent a few more years after than teaching in a public school. In the body of her blog she shares her experiences. In the end, she confesses that she copped out and later went to law school. She ends her blog saying, "The problem with teaching as a profession is that every single adult citizen in this country thinks that they know what teachers do. And they don't. So they prescribe solutions, and they develop public policy, and they editorialize, and they politicize. And they don't listen to those who do know. Those who could teach. The teachers."

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    Laura Finco is a Grade 8 Science educator at Stone Valley Middle School. When she is not in her classroom, Laura is either in Sacramento advocating for teachers' rights in order to protect our students or more casually, working with her golden retrievers in the agility ring

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