Letters to the Editor...
hiring non-certified people to fill vacant
This is a HUGE mistake!!! Non-certified
people DO NOT have the necessary skills to
teach children. They do not understand
lesson planning, they do not understand
curriculum and how to teach it, they do not
know current educational research, they do
not understand developmentally appropriate
practices, etc, etc, etc! While methods
classes are not always fun, they are
important because they show you HOW to
explain curriculum, how to break it down,
what to expect from different age groups
developmentally, how to assess the learning
and on and on and on!
You would do better to pay teachers a
livable wage, provide decent health care,
treat them as professionals and demand that
parents and students are respectful to
teachers as well. That would attract the
best and brightest students in our colleges.
That's the way to deal with the teacher
shortage, improve test scores and raise
This month's letters:
Outside recruitment, 12/31/01, by Kay D..
Alternate Route Teachers, 12/31/01, by John Tuepker.
Teacher Shortages: Myth or Reality, 12/29/01, by Austin School Watch.
outside recruitment, 12/28/01, by Sharin Manes.
Non-Certified People, 12/28/01, by Robin.
outside hires, 12/27/01, by al.
Hiring non-certified people, 12/27/01, by Elaine Ossipov.
Hiring non-certified people, 12/27/01, by angela.
Hiring Non-certified people, 12/27/01, by Bill Page.
hiring non-certified people to fill vacant, 12/26/01, by Michele.
hiring non-certified people to fill vacant teaching position, 12/26/01, by Ann Reimer.
College students who want to take Adderol, 12/09/01, by Sue Ekstrom.