Education isn't our specialty, but we couldn't help but ruminate on this PSN article from last week. With so many qualified folks competing for teaching jobs, how is it that some critics still complain that we don't have worthy teachers in our classrooms?
One applicant, Jane Yun, 29, said that any teaching job was fine after seeing her expectations lessened after viewing the hundreds of teaching candidates vying for a handful of jobs.
Critics can make what claims they want about teachers' unions or excessive bureaucracy or lack of funding, but it doesn't seem fruitful to argue that we have a fundamental dearth of qualified teachers. Anyone disagree?
Wednesday, May 16, 2007