Teacher Appreciation Week is also important for parents because they know how the teachers deal their time to educate their children. In California USA of San Dimas, parents with a number of other parents in their specific community have taken their time sending teacher appreciation gifts for their kids teachers in honor and appreciation.
For parents, the way of giving gifts to their kid’s teachers is not bribe; this is their simple way of thanking the teachers on their very special day in school- teachers appreciation day/ week. Parents in California heeded the importance of the teacher’s primary role in the society, plus the security of making sure that their kids will receive quality education.
Around the country, the first whole week of May is acknowledged as the teacher appreciation week by California’s National PTA way back in the year 1984. When the celebration takes place, the entire week each year is full of fun. Innumerable school districts take time to articulate how thankful they are to the teachers all across the nation.
However, according to a parent who had joined the commemoration that thanking and appreciating teachers is not that enough to guarantee their kids quality education, knowing the hardships that teacher face in their profession. The parent in the interview said that the 3 man problem of teachers in California that affects significantly the educations of their kids are: program cuts, overcrowded classrooms, and staff layoffs.
Even if the teacher in charge in the classroom is dedicated to do his/ her job; to teach the kids as best as he / she can if the 3 aforementioned problems occur in the classroom or in school, how do you expect the quality education?
That is why with all the issues faced by the nation in concern to education and the teachers, teachers deserve more than just a simple thank you on teacher appreciation week , they need a secured job, educational programs that students get benefits from, and of course, to make their teaching easier such as reducing students number in one classroom. In such way, this is the best teachers gift they will ever receive!