Thanks to Parker Malloy for her upworthy.com article pointing me to this video of a brilliant sketch by Key and Peele in which teachers are treated like professional athletes.
“… His father living paycheck-to-paycheck as a humble pro football player — the kid was a natural mathlete.”
and my favorite part, the BMW endorsed by AP English Literature Teacher, Ruby Ruhf. “Meet the new teacher’s pet.”
I know. It’s ridiculous. But does it show how ridiculous it would be to treat teachers (not to mention other ‘blue collar heroes’) like superstars? Or does it show how ridiculous it is to treat athletes like superstars? Maybe an athlete is a hero that kids can look up to as a role model. But are athletes the only ones who should be recognized in this way?