What can YOU say in six sentences?
The conservative pundit looked directly into the camera and responded to the question of funds going to public sector jobs with a condescending: “What do they produce?” I wanted to reach through the television and strangle him.
As a teacher, I am one of these “public sector” employees; my on and off work days consist of planning lectures, reading to enhance my own knowledge, reviewing students’ assignments with notes on how to improve, motivating, responding to emails, being available for discussion, and creating a safe environment that fosters intellectual growth.
I imagined the pundit’s own teachers seeing him on TV and initially thinking with pride “he was one of my students” only to collapse their posture under the weight of his disparaging assertion.
What do I produce? The next generation of thinkers and problem solvers, you mindless [expletive] twit!