Teacher's Day 2019, Google dedicates a Doodle
Google dedicates a Doodle to the teacher's day
This Tuesday May 7, 2019 is the teacher's day in the United States and Google dedicates one of his famous Doodles
The teacher's day is celebrated in the United States on the first Tuesday of May and this year to fall on the 7th.
The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day as "a day to honor teachers and the recognition of the lasting contributions they make to our lives."
This year like many others Google has wanted to dedicate one of their Doodles so that we all know that the teacher's day is approaching.
In honor of the Teacher Appreciation Week google has said it is making one of its largest donations to teachers: a donation of Google.org $5 million that will unlock $10 million for teachers through DonorsChoose.org. For every dollar donated to the non-profit organization, Google will add 50 cents, Monday through Tuesday, for a total of $1.5 million.
The creator of this Doodle is Rodney Robinson, National Teacher of the Year 2019. Robinson teaches social studies in a juvenile detention center in Virginia.
The origin of the teacher's day
The idea of celebrating Teacher's Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education. This is the main reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, something that does not happen with many other international days. Argentina for example, he has commemorated the death of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento on September 11 from 1915; however in India it is traditionally a Guru Purnima as a day to venerate the masters, the second president's birthday is also celebrated Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (September 5) as teacher's day since 1962.
What is the origin in the United States?
Around 1944, a Wisconsin teacher named Ryan Krug he began to communicate with political and educational leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodbridge he wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in 1953 convinced the congress to proclaim the National Teacher's Day. The Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher's Day only for that year. National Teacher Day continued to be celebrated until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week in the first week of May. The Assembly of Representatives of the NEA (National Education Association) later voted to celebrate National Teacher Day on Tuesday of that week. But nevertheless Massachusetts as of November 4, 1976, November 6 was adopted as Teacher's Day in this state. At present, Massachusetts has established the first Sunday of June as his own Teacher's Day every year.
In any way today, the rights of professors as workers in different acts throughout the states of the United States are enforced, except in California to be held on May 8 and Massachusetts who celebrates it in June. It is a day to celebrate with the children, the students and the people closest to them, as well as to promote an accessible education for all of them.