People who teach are amongst the most important in society

I read and view a lot of media on education, teaching, schools, and inclusion. Over recent years, I have noticed a marked change in how schools and education staff are portrayed. Even in the sports media in Ireland teachers are devalued. A recent article for The42 by Tommy Martin painted a picture of teachers in Ireland as only being the biggest participants in our national GAA sports teams because they had the time, the energy, and the holidays.