Let’s clarify things, especially regarding the many problems in the government school in my hometown, Lakota. There is a shortage of public-school teachers entering the profession, leaving all public schools scrambling for applicants and hanging on to losers they should never have employed in the first place because they fear the shortages more than the poor performance they are getting from them. This is also why public schools hang on and pay too much to the superintendent profession and put up with bad social behavior when they are discovered for far too long because the belief is that a good superintendent will be able to attract teachers instead of letting them peel away by attrition. Labor shortages are far more complex than pay and demographic association. As the country of America has become more MAGA, and clear roles of conservative behavior, as opposed to liberal behavior, have become more pronounced in the days after the Covid lockdowns, ideologically, the merits of the teaching profession have changed. There isn’t a lot of motivation to enter a field that is anti-family, anti-American flag, anti-God, anti-value. When we have watched now for several years a bunch of radical leftists in Chicago covered in tattoos, body piercings, and chanting for gay rights and more pay while on strike, it’s not exactly a winning combination for recruitment. Most people aren’t liberals, and now that the teaching profession is identified with liberalism, why would some nice young person want to enter that field?
It used to be that being a teacher was respected in society, but liberals have worked so hard to break down society and destroy the concept of the family that the teaching profession turns off people who value those things. The people who then tend to support it are those who simply need the free babysitting service that government schools provide. They aren’t necessarily motivated by the education quality, but they need to drop their kid off somewhere. At the same time, they go off and work toward anti-family occupations in corporate structures that are just as hostile to the goals of Americans as the public education trained everyone to be. Yet, that is not what human beings living in America want, so we are not seeing their young daughters and sons going to school to get a master’s degree for a job that pays on average $60,000 per year because society no longer respects teachers as the pinnacles of the next generation. Ultimately, the failure falls on the administrative state, just as everything else does nowadays. The teaching profession, as designed by John Dewey and other radical progressives, meant for the teaching profession to centralize learning for a country toward the goals of the Liberal World Order. That World Order is failing everywhere, and the teaching profession is just one of the casualties. It could easily be argued that the failures of the teaching profession are actually beneficial for our society because they will interrupt the mental destruction that has been taught to kids. One of the best things to have happened in public education actually has been Covid, where the stay-at-home orders interrupted the sending of kids to those places of mental destruction, and parents have now caught on to the terrible things that were taught to kids while attending. They are starting to voice their opinions on the matter. While that has been healthy, it has not encouraged young people to enter the profession of something that obviously doesn’t carry with it the kind of respect it used to.
Then there is, of course, the aspect of pay. Many people would consider the $60,000 average that public school teachers make to be a good wage, even though the Liberal World Order will complain that it’s on the low end of what a person with a college degree should be making. The pay scale that assumes such a thing is not based on reality but on Modern Monetary Theory, where the government sets the value of something, and if they need more money applied to the need, they just make it up like they do everything else. Add to that the problem that governments have put in the minds of young people the idea of a “universal wage” and $15 minimum wage that put the government as the distributor of value; many young people would rather sit at home and collect a free check while playing video games than entering a profession that would allow them to earn more money. If everyone makes the same amount of money anyway, why would they want to work for it? It used to be that a $60K per year wage was considered good in teaching because they only worked 7 hours per day, nine months out of the year. But now that’s all changed after Covid. Young people were told that they could stay home and get a free check by the government for just being alive, and of course, a large percentage of people are headed in that direction.
It is not the burden of society to put up with bad behavior and a teaching profession that is not committed to making a great country full of winning participants of the next generation. Public school teachers have shown themselves as menaces to society, more concerned with transexual rights, open drug use, and political liberalism. When parents see their kids coming home from school and wanting to attend a gay rights parade, the public school they went to will lose that parental support. Then, parents see that public schools are run by teacher unions who think they have equal rights to their children. Then there is a level of hostility that John Dewey and the 19th-century socialists who designed public education were never prepared for. They invented public education in the vacuum of liberalism. They never had a backup plan for when society failed to live up to the lofty utopian standards of the ideal society as they envisioned it with all the intellect that insanity could have constructed. Now we are seeing all that failure manifest into social policy, and parents, if they have options, are taking them. And their children aren’t running to the profession; they are running away. Who wants to be one of the radical labor union types they see on television protesting in Chicago during the latest strike? Especially if Joe Biden is paying off student loans and is pushing for unearned money given out by a radical socialist government where nobody has to work? Of course, there is a teaching shortage. And putting up with superintendents with social problems isn’t going to help solve that problem. It’s much more systematic than just throwing more resources at the problem or overlooking bad conduct among public employees. It’s a marketing problem; Americans have lost faith in the Liberal World Order now that they know it exists, and they aren’t encouraging their kids to move in the direction of supporting it. We are in a society where that Liberal World Order cheated in an election, removed a president that had America feeling good about itself again, and they gave us this Joe Biden loser. That does not inspire parents to teach their kids to support that mess. Instead, they will turn toward independence to solve their problems and construct their lives as far away from the Liberal World Order as they can. And no amount of pay will stop it. The teaching profession, as it was built by progressives, is dying, and it’s dying because of what they have done. People are turning away by choice because it’s a loser that people can see the results of presently, and they want better options.