Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids behind!

June 15th, 2006

Not a single state is going to meet the 2006 No Child Left Behind deadline for having all teachers of core classes be “highly qualified.”

Which means plenty of kids will keep being “left behind, buy viagra nurse ” because their teachers are not qualified to teach their own subjects.

Where’s the outrage?

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  • 1. folkbum  |  June 15th, 2006 at 4:07 pm

    It depends on how you define qualified: Some people have the “qualifications” but can’t teach for crap. Some others lack credentials but know their subjects in and out.

    The biggest problem is that those with the best skills and greatest potential to be good teachers either never enter the profession or leave soon after joining for something better-respected and more lucrative.

  • 2. Administrator  |  June 15th, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    I believe what you say, Jay. But I can’t believe the truly talented teachers couldn’t take the time to get certified.

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