I grew up in the downriver suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Most of that time in a community (first a township, then a city) called Taylor—a place in the news recently for having closed its public schools in the wake of a massive wave of teachers calling in “sick.” However, these “educators” apparently made a nothing-short-of-miraculous group recovery immediately after their illness laden phone calls and quickly made their way en masse to the state capital in Lansing to join the angry mob protesting the recent legislative move to successfully make Michigan the nation’s 24th “right to work” state. This was, to...
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?
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