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Support Carlsbad Teachers on World Teachers' Day

Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.

World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Carlsbad area how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights.

Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.”

This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers.

UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Education International and UNICEF.

Everyone has an educator who has changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact.

On World Teachers' Day, we can remember them by looking at issues and obstacles they may face, knowing that the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily.

More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers.

TELL US: How will you celebrate World Teachers' Day? Give your favorite teachers a shout out in the comments section below.

barbara segal October 05, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Yes, "...the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily..." Hopefully the school board, union, district, state....someone.....will finally do something about the last part of this quote from above.
Donald Sonck October 05, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I couldn't agree more with your wish, Barbara! Reform has been needed for years, but the teachers unions want the status quo. Correcitve action has to start with them. If Prop 30 goes down to defeat in November, and it most likely will, the result may finally bring the unions to the table for negotiations for meaningful financial refrom. Vote "NO" on Prop 30!
barbara segal October 05, 2012 at 05:21 PM
thanks for the support, Donald. What's with the unions? I thought they're supposed to represent the teachers and act in their best interests!!!! There can be no legitimate reason for substitutes to receive 50% of what the teachers in Los Angeles receive to have the responsibility to teach a class of over 30 students.
UmaCanon November 01, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Can we just scrap the unions and start teachers' salary with a minimum of $65-$80k. They have the most important job, teacher the youth. Unfortunately, the unions have destroyed the profession. Bring back the respect and admiration of teachers.

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