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Teachers in today?s society earn only $1430/month. How can we put a price on our children?s education, especially that small of a price? Children in today?s society deserve the best possible education and how are they able to get that when the teachers are not getting a fair salary? Every since the first day I walked into elementary school I realized I wanted to be a teacher. I am not really sure what it was but something just set off a spark which has continued to get brighter and brighter over the past 13 years. During these 13 years I have been able to practice my teaching skills by working hands on with children, whether it be baby-sitting, tutoring, or just playing I was always working one on one with children.

Only this year I was fortunate enough to be able to be involved in the Alexander High School Interning for Life Planning Program which allowed me to work with children hands on for a semester.

This helped me see what being a teacher was all about. Everyday I had papers to grade, a lesson to teach, and children to work with. Without the opportunity to participate in the internship program I would only have a few ideas behind what it was like to be a teacher.

I was also part of the Alexander FFA PALS program. This program allowed me to work with a 3rd grade class once a month and teach them new and interesting facts about holidays, famous people, and amazing places. Since I already know what it?s like being a teacher when I enter college it won?t take me very long to get through it. I am hoping to attend Ohio University and get my bachelor?s degree in education.

An average teacher?s salary is...