Key & Peele's Latest Sketch Make You Think About The Things We Value In Society
Jul 29, 2015
Comedians Key & Peele seem to feel similarly, so they made this halrious sketch imagining a world where teachers receive the hype, the salaries and the media coverage that we give to professional athletes in real life. They host a show called "TeachingCenter," a spoof of ESPN's "SportsCenter," where they examine the mega contracts of star teachers ($80 million over six years) as well as the draft prospects of rookies out of teaching college. It's a hilarious and simultaneously very poignant look at our society's priorities.
Teachers are some of the most under-appreciated people on the planet. The salaries are pretty low so most people who become teachers are clearly doing it because they genuinely care about making a difference in young people's lives. A truly great teacher can have a lasting impact on your life, so it's definitely sad that they don't get their due.