a teacher’s thanks

a teacher’s thanks
While I am no longer an education major, I still have an affinity for the field. I found this site, reformk12.com, detailing how to reform K-12 education. While I have not read the site to know if I agree with their overall train of thought, I do agree with one of their main points that teacher certification needs to be reformed/changed/something. My best teachers were the ones who were not certified or at least said that certification was the worst thing they ever did.
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2 responses to “a teacher’s thanks

  1. Shellie Avatar

    While we were quite lucky to have the teachers we’ve had, I’ve had the priviledge to see the teachers out in California. It’s a scary thing. At least with certification, teachers have to live up to a certain standard. My brother’s high school is the best in the area. Only 30% of the students even consider college. The teachers do not really teach the kids and maybe one out of all his teachers is rightfully certified. I feel bad for my brother and kids like him who do not have teachers like we’ve had. Of course, all of California education should be re-evaluated and all of us here in Texas should be grateful for the teachers we have. Anyway, I’m rather long-winded…all I wanted to say is that while, yes, the certification could use a reform, I still belive teachers should be certified. Only because I’ve seen the bad side of the situation. Okay, I’m done. 😀

  2. Kraft Avatar

    Good point. I do agree there should be some standards for teachers; however, I am not sure that certification has to be one of them. My guess would be in addition to having teachers who aren’t certified, I would say many of those teachers are also teaching outside of thier field. One example mentioned on the website that makes sense is a retired college professor should not have to go through two years of classes to be able to teach high school.

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