How to Really Appreciate Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is in full swing, and on teachers’ desks across the country you’ll see trinkets and baskets and other items that parents, students, and even administrators have given them to show them some thanks.

While I certainly believe in appreciating others, and all the tokens given are indeed welcome, I have another suggestion for showing our nations’ teachers some appreciation: Pay them what they’re worth, end industrialized testing and teaching, and invest in providing teachers with the necessary supplies, resources, and tools they need to actually teach. That’s how we show that we appreciate teachers.

What do you think? How should we really show teachers our appreciation and acknowledge how vital they are to our country?