Education Should be Free for All

Let me start out by mentioning that the TeachersPayTeachers site is completely ridiculous especially at the level these teachers are teaching at. What bothers me the most is instead of finding ways to freely benefit our world by educating the youth in our society, these teachers are putting price tags on “Math Concepts” and “Grammar booklets.” Teachers have one of the most important roles in todays society (imo). They build and mold our future adults. The kids sitting in their classrooms will one day go out and either benefit or become a menace to society. It’s a teachers role to make learning enjoyable and comfortable for students. I’ve always believed, society shouldn’t be putting a price tag on education, especially at this level. Public schools lend their students textbooks for free, I can’t believe this site is ran by teachers. These math equation games and grammar booklets etc are aspects of teaching these teachers should be incorporating in their classrooms for free. They should want to engage their students and share these ideas with other teachers who would benefit from this idea. Instead they’re selling their idea on this “open marketplace.” This honestly shouldn’t be legal. It bothers me that this page even exists. There is some good to all of this, If I were to take a different perspective. Teachers are able to adopt different teaching styles and philosophies than what they are used to. It adds flavor to their teaching for a price. Some teachers may not have enough knowledge to lend their students about specific lesson plans or they may not know how to execute the information properly. This site helps with giving those targeted teachers basic ways to execute the lesson plans while helping them learn the content in a basic way. Ultimately though, I’m not a fan of the site just because I believe that teachers should be joining together and motivating one another freely. I understand its human nature to want to be rewarded for our bright ideas and what better way to do that than money. Money is the best incentive there is but I don’t believe it should be applied to a child and the building of their base in terms of education. The entire site is genius, and I love the free games and notecards some teachers are offering, but I hope other teachers will realize and display their ideas and tools for free, so other instructors = living in poorer areas who don’t have the money to spend on lesson plan and exciting games  can be at an advantage as well. This way education wil


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