Saturday, June 15, 2013

Teach for America... are they really ready to teach our children?

Having a number of educators in my family I read with interest an editorial on the latest trend of placing uncertified teachers into the classroom, Minnesota teacher unions aren't the problem. With a growing anti-teacher, anti-union sentiment, some are claiming a five-week Teach for America training course can rapidly prepare candidates for the classroom.  As the author, Eva Lockhart, points out, how many of us would hire an accountant who has only had a five-week "Account for America" training course?

Ms. Lockhart summed the challenges facing our schools up pretty well... "there are no quick and easy solutions to the myriad social, economic and educational challenges our students face. Slandering teachers is not the answer and will not help us find one."

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