“I have found out that I must go back to school ... Doing so, I jeopardize my entire financial and emotional well being”
As an emigrant to this wonderful country, I have learn very fast that working in any store, will not provide me with all the resources that I have needed for, to keep roof over my family head, and the bread on the table. Circumstances however, aloud me to learn the language, which was the basic for all; limiting the gap in between me and America, understand the very fiber of my new country, and to eliminate any misunderstanding in between me, and the natives, which is the key to healthy assimilation. With a many successes, I have got my B.F.A., however, I have found out very soon, that in order to teach, I must go back to school, and get my M.F.A. So I did. Doing so, I jeopardize my entire, financial and emotional well being, probably for the rest of my life. During the time of my education, sadly I have to admit, that I have learn that it does not mater how much do I know in my field, or how sincere, honest, bad or good I am, but who I know, or with whom I sleep, if I want to get a teaching position. Such an approach is very, very sad, and deeply unethical, never the less, wildly accepted by those in power. Ironically, those who are abusing the system, are protected be the system, and it is no way to bring them to justice. I know about this, you know about this, and so many millions among us, and yet, it is still going on in every school, college, and university in America. I have witnessed that not only the family members of the faculty were hired, even though they did not have the proper education, but their lovers as well. Now, all of them (husband, wife, lover, daughter) are happily taking ALL the advantages of the state, and federal money, with no remorse or shame. Not only that, this particular case I have in mind, it is a clear criminal act of state money abuse, and wildly accepted, and cover up, by the rest of the faculty numbers who call themselves educators. Educators of what??? The educators of how to be smart? How to take all advantages that is possible, without being caught? And for sure how to be unethical, unmoral, and on top of all that accepted lousy teachers? If the education of the grate America looks like the one I have briefly describe, is accepted, tolerate and not taken to any justice, then I feel so sorry for what we will became in the future as a teachers, and as the one who are paying big money to become one. Our citizens are frustrated. Many of them took already matters in to their hands killing many, and much more will fallow, if WE, You me, and the President will not be honest, and make drastic changes in Education. Neither of us should undermine the young fiber of our country, though they will become yours and my leaders one day. We cannot afford not to educate them, or let them witness, such a low ethical, and moral stands that many teachers commit every day across America. Not my financial situation makes me so upset, as much as the fact that we all are accepting and promoting such a conducts by schools, HR's (BS), The act of equal employment opportunity, as well as marking my race on the application should be erase not only from the applications, but also from the English vocabulary, if they have no application whatsoever in the reality of job marketing.