Teachers can save the economy.

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29 Responses to Teachers can save the economy.

  1. Andre says:

    Thanks, I like that. “Reading, Writing And Arithmetic” is also the title of a beautiful album by The Sundays.

  2. Sarah Sutter says:

    I love seeing your work every day. Had to comment on this one, though – I printed it out and hung it in the teacher’s room. Thanks!

  3. That’s a wonderful thing to say.

  4. I love every Indexed, but I love this one especially so. I’ve also printed it out to hang in our breakroom here at GreatSchools.org.

  5. Sally says:

    Thank you so much for this one! I majored in art, and now understand why I’m currently unemployed. ;)

  6. Chanda says:

    *subtle cough*

    I’d change that to MOTHERS can save the economy.

    Chanda, the home schooler :)

  7. qka says:

    I’d change that to ENGINEERS can save the economy.

  8. If the schools did a good job of teaching those three things, I’d be much more likely to agree with your conclusions.

    You don’t /get/ an education. You /take/ it.

    Teaching won’t change the world.

    /Learning/ might, and reframing the way we do learning might.

    Oh, yeah, we homeschool. :-)

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  10. Chaz says:

    Nothing in that header says “State-billed educators”. It says “teachers”. If someone is on the government payroll, but failing to teach their students, then they’re not a teacher; conversely, if they’re NOT on that payroll, they most certainly are.

    This coming from someone who’d like to be a teacher, and maybe even be on that payroll, someday …

  11. Chaz says:

    EDIT: Perhaps I should learn to proofread myself before proceeding. That should read “…they most certainly are capable of being a teacher.”


  12. tudza says:

    Trouble is, very few people are employed by their teachers. The teachers are lucky to have jobs of their own.

  13. HowardBollixter says:

    Might need a ‘Luck’ bubble intersecting there these days, too.

  14. Mike says:

    Any teacher can teach a motivated student.

  15. ISammael says:

    But education is SO much more than just those three things! I understand the sentiment, but please don’t fall prey to the belief that returning to those basic “R’s” will educate people.

  16. (x, why?) says:

    I may have to hang this one up in my class.

    Well, next semester, at any rate.

  17. Mike Skocko says:

    I like it even though the 4th “R” (arts) is left out.

  18. Colin says:

    They aren’t enough on their own, but they form a good framework for more learning.

  19. Ben says:

    Today’s teachers can certainly impact the economy… 10-20 years from now. So, perhaps it is more correct to say that yesterday’s teachers could have saved the economy?

  20. Maxi says:

    As an occasional substitute ‘teacher’
    and having several friends who are teachers,
    I concluded that UNIONS should go, thereby motivating teachers to TEACH thereby motivating students to LEARN.

  21. m says:

    jobs or a good SAT score

  22. Zach says:

    Yeeah. That makes total sense to me. I happen to be a member of an entire generation of people with BA’s MA’s and no one hiring.

    Teachers are valuable, but producers beat them every time.

  23. (x, why?) says:


    Teachers produce all the producers.

  24. JoeTaxpayer says:

    I love this one, and was planning to post it this weekend on my blog. I trust that’s ok with you so long as I give full credit and link back to your site.

  25. Phreesh says:

    Awesome one.


    reading and arithmetic – splitting the bill three ways

    reading and writing – letters from Grandma

    writing and arithmentic – working at the chalkboard in ninth grade math class

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  27. Carina says:

    Another great post. It’s posts like these that keep me(and everyone else I’m sure) coming back for more. Don’t change what you’re doin!

  28. Debra says:

    I am standing up for the inclusion of creativity in the ARTS in this diagram. If that element is missing, one’s education is not whole or relevant. Thanks for the opportunity to stand up for what I believe in.

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