Question :Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teachers were more appreciated and valued by society in the past than they are nowadays. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Whether teachers were more appreciated and valued in the past than nowadays is a controversial subject. In my opinion, teachers were more appreciated and respected in the past than they are now. I feel this way for two main reasons which I will explore in what follows. To begin with, people were too dependent on their teachers to get information , so they respected their teachers.To state it more clearly, nowadays people can use the Internet to get information about whatever they want and they do not dependent on teachers anymore. Whereas, in the past, teachers were the only people in society that had much information , and people had to get their information by asking teachers. However, nowadays, plenty of students take online courses and learn many different things by themselves only by using computers and the Internet. For instance, my brother wanted to learn new software for one of his projects and he had learned it from Youtube and now he is able to use that software in his other projects. Moreover, students had to respect their teachers because of the strict rules of the society which have been changed now. In other words, younger people in the past had to obey their older people including their teachers no matter whatever they wanted or said but culture has been changing and the new generation can easily criticize their teachers. For example, when my mother was a student, all students feared their teachers because they were strict and if they did not respect their teachers, they would be punished by their teachers or parents. But parents are more supportive than they were in the past and they teach their children always defend themselves. To conclude, in the past teachers were more valued and appreciated by society compared to now. This is because people were completely dependent on teachers for getting information and society had strict rules that younger people had to respect older in every situation.
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