Letters to the Editor...
Hiring non-certified people
I am currently in the last year of my
education. I am training to become an
elementary or a secondary teacher. I began
my school career thinking I do not need to
spend 4 years in school learning how to
teach children their facts. But it took me
less than one quarter to realize this was a
false assumption on my part. Nothing can
fully prepare any one to teach children. It
is true that anyone can give children the
facts that they think they should know but
it takes skill and determination to teach
children how to LEARN and that is the goal
of education--to build life long learners.
I understand the problems of understaffing,
but to put people in such an important
position with nothing more than a degree in
a seperate field is just asking for
trouble. Many people I am sure could
overcome the obstacles and handle their
classrooms relatively well, but should we
sacrifice even one classroom to solve a
problem that may well have other solutions?
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.