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Educational Rot

carole28 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 1:22 PM
more concerned with being "liked" by their students. Most had degrees in education and were not very knowledgeable of their subject areas. The final nail in the coffin was when a new English Dept. chair was hired who was born the year I began teaching. She was sure that her administrative degree in education was enough to tell me, who had 38 years in the field, how to teach my subject. Her knowledge of literature was poor, and her capabilities of writing and speaking were as well. Her people skills were even worse. So to make a very long story short, I celebrated when the buyout came as did the other 14 people who were throughout the system. Administration was basically telling us to dumb down what we'd been doing successfully for
American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and alien to the education process, uninterested parents, teachers and administrators who either are incompetent or have been beaten down by the system, and politicians who've become handmaidens for teachers unions. There's another education issue that's neither flattering nor comfortable to confront and talk about. That's the low academic preparation of many teachers. That's an issue that must be confronted and dealt with if we're to improve the quality of education. Let's look at...