Teaching profession

Teaching profession a noble profession
Or so it was said….
The roles changed over a period,
Expectations have gone up,
Demands have increased,
Capable people turned a Nelson’s eye,
Public opinion turned sour,
Where lies the problem?

No accountability,
Poor pay scales offer no incentives,
Teaching shops – coaching classes,
Offer poor substitution.
Man cannot live by values alone,
Ideals don’t make ends meet…

Meritocracy has given way to mediocrity,
No point blaming the system.
Women have taken over
Supplementary income could be poor?

Its time to introspect….
Have I the basic commitment?
Am I fair and just?
Am I open minded?
The list is endless…

Something needs to be done
Sooner the better,
The onus lies with the fraternity,
Let’s tackle this scourge,
Before we succumb to it.

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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