How important are teachers?

Teachers are important because they not only provide instruction to children in one or more academic areas, depending on the grade level, but they also stand as an additional source of encouragement in the life of a child. Given the socioeconomic and family unit challenges that face so many students today, there are days when a child may only see a smile from his or her teacher, as all the other adults have so much stress going on that they are not able to convey love and acceptance.

In some societies, people regard teachers as second parents. While they should not replace the biological parents, they are the next in line for caring and nurturing the child.

Teachers often face disrespect and go through troubling times. However, it is evident that without their contribution, we won’t be where we are today.