"That's a Teacher of the Year play right there."
What would it be like if the world treated star teachers the way we treat star athletes?
Thanks to a spot-on parody of "SportsCenter" by Comedy Central's "Key & Peele," now we know exactly what that world would look like. And it's awesome.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to "TeachingCenter"!
We live in a society where athletes are one of the most common role models for kids.
And there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, some athletes make great role models — especially when they share messages of hard work, staying in school, and giving back to your community. Other athletes, well, maybe not so much.
The "TeachingCenter" sketch imagines a world where the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" can be answered with: "A teacher!"
Take this clip from the teachers' "draft" featuring superstar calculus teacher Mike Yoast:
Joking aside, the sketch makes a great point: Teachers should be treated like the heroes they are.
Teachers make a difference in the lives of kids every day. While star athletes might make tens of millions of dollars in a single season, teachers get by on a far more modest salary while contributing so much to the success of our world's future.
On top of that, teachers' work can be pretty thankless at times.