Around the world, teachers have one thing in common—they’re vastly underappreciated. World Teachers’ Day can change that.
Today’s the day to thank the people who assigned the evens for math homework, made you memorize obscure verb conjugations, and (hopefully) inspired learning.
Sunday is the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day, which UNESCO started in order to recognize the 1966 adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. Underscoring that high-quality education requires high-quality educators, the document outlined standards in preparation, working conditions, and overall responsibilities of teachers.