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Why do you think teachers lean towards the left

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Submitted by joe (United States), Aug 13, 2006 at 12:49

Those that utter diatribes against the assumed leftward leaning of school teachers and officials should consider why that might be. What other profession requires a college degree, but pays so poorly. Offers job security, but not until years after you start. Requires the responsibility and self motivation of herding 25 to 30 of your children, but all the while under the watchfull eyes of school officials, politicians, and parents.

There's a reason why stockbrokers, captains of industry and the like are right leaning... vested self interest and a political model that fits their work life philosophy. It's the same with teachers, automechanics,doctors, video store clerks and Nascar drivers.

IF you hate teachers so much, teach your own children. Or go into teaching yourself. Just try to remain true to your belief that schools should run cheaper, not teach anything about sex, respect the correct religion while not allowing discussion of the wrong ones. Above all, remember to fashion perfect little cogs for our capitalistic machines that can think themselves out of a problem, but not show any individuality or free thought. Good Luck

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