I want to take a moment through this series to recognize the myriad of teachers, professors, and other educators in Los Angeles whose herculean efforts to continue providing instruction to the many students relying on them are a clear show of the profound work they take part in on a daily basis during circumstances of all kind.
Only yesterday, I spoke briefly with an instructor who informed me that they “have no weekends,” as they do the work of lecturing, advising, and grading for three different classes with more than two dozen learners in each class all by themselves.
I marveled at the heroism in the professor’s voice, unbeknownst even to them as they told me of their troubles. Then I remembered a line by another professor, one of my favorites, from many years ago:
“Being a professor, is just like being in college for the rest of your life.”
Of course, it made perfect sense when she said it. And I can still remember thinking to myself, I can do that too.
So guess who’s looking at a credentialing program this morning. Our teachers need help! Let’s assure them more support is on the way.
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