Over 20 years ago, when I was just starting on my path to become a teacher, teachers were already complaining about Utah’s huge class sizes and lowest per-pupil spending in the nation. Then Governor Norm Bangerter told teachers to quit complaining and “take two aspirins and go back to work.”
We’ve made a lot of progress since then. Now Governor Gary Herbert, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, recently commented “A teacher could have gone to sleep 100 years ago, come back 100 years later and felt very comfortable in the classroom – because nothing has changed.”
That’s probably because he hasn’t been in a classroom for over 100 years.
For a (beginning) list of things that would freak out a teacher from 100 years ago, go HERE.