Teachers Quitting NSW Public Schools
I came across this article this morning on SMH.com. It’s about the alarming rates of resignation from new teachers in NSW schools (those from graduation to within five years of work). Given the batch of soon-to-be retired teachers from public schools, this is becoming an enormous problem for our state education department.
It got me thinking: what if every Christian teacher who graduated decided to go into public schools and stayed there for the sake of the gospel? What if Christian high schoolers decided to go into university to study teaching for this very reason? Would we, within 10 years, see a shift in the make-up of staff in public schools in NSW so that a good percentage (maybe even 50%) would be Christians? Wouldn’t we also see the order and rhythm and blessing of Kingdom lifestyle overflow to benefit the schools (even the very under-resourced struggling schools) of which they are a part?
It seems to me that this is what Kingdom living is all about – being like invisible yeast working in dough, seeing the Kingdom grow and our city blessed by our involvement in it.
What are your thoughts? Are there any other spheres of influence that are ripe for God’s people to make a concerted effort to be a part of in order to see Jesus honoured and our city blessed?