As we embark on Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-May 11), an encouraging new poll conducted by Everest College indicates that young adult Chicagoans do, in fact, hold educators in very high esteem. A majority of the 500 Chicago students and young adults polled — 53 percent — said at least one of their teachers made a significant difference or contribution to their success.
Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do, and when young people can say a teacher has been a major, positive influence in their lives, it dramatically reinforces why educators should not only be appreciated for their efforts this week but all year long.
To all fellow educators, thank you for all that you do to educate and inspire today’s students. Your contribution to our community is invaluable. Keep up the great work!