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When School Teachers Act Like Bullies

Ken5061 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:11 PM
Here's one for you. I think the solution to our education problem and our unemployment of college grads problem is to require schools to hire college grads who have requisite degrees. Science majors should teach science classes; math, engineering and science majors should teach arithmetic(called math though it isn't), English majors teach English, and History majors could teach history they know. This would push shamefully uneducated educators out of our schools and give them full time to man the picket lines where they seem more qualified and interested. Engineers are good at both math and science and some of them know football. What happened to recess and PE and study hall?
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:13 AM
Where I teach you need a degree in the field.
I would doubt that any new grad would know more than any on our staff.
Because many on our staff were new grads 1-2,4, 5 years ago and since then they have been teaching the content and often taking grad courses.

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:54 PM
As a science major in college and grad school, I was always amazed at how little math and science the education majors needed, even if they were to teach such subjects in high school.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 8:13 AM
Our math teachers require a math degree and our science teachers require a wait for it . . . science degree.
robert3539 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:19 AM
I know this will offend some, but it is a statistic that "education" majors come from the lower portion of college admissions...the bottom third. There are many fine teachers out there as well as many programmed useful idiots, and some that are just plain stupid. Most of the good teachers (in real subjects) come from other majors, and are forced to take dumbed down certification courses to get their teaching certificate. There is nothing more useless than an administrator with a masters or PHD in education.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:27 AM
Not in the vast majority of states.
David3036 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 6:33 PM
My high-school chemistry teacher gave us some good advice. He said if you want to be a teacher, learn the subject matter first, and then take the required education courses. There are too many teachers spending too much college time learning theoretical stuff about how kids learn and not enough time learning their subject.

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