Thursday, June 05, 2008

You Wouldn't Let an Unlicensed Brain Surgeon Operate, Would You?

What is it lately with the obsession over teaching credentials? All the half-decent teachers I've ever known have said their time in the school of education was mind-numbing and useless, and that their real teaching skills came from experience.

Here's a credentialed teacher for you. And here. And here.

If these incidents--all reported in the space of two weeks--had involved homeschoolers, there would be a bill before Congress right now to criminalize homeschooling.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sophia said...

Here, here!

8:33 PM  
Blogger mrsdarwin said...

I like how the teacher's union defends the teacher by suggesting that maybe she was just having a bad day. Guess what? She's paid not to have bad days like that. Heck, I don't get paid, and I wouldn't address a child like that -- I can't see how that kind of name-calling would ever help a situation. Frankly, it sounds like a bad junior-high catfight, except that the abuse is so one-sided.

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Someone elsewhere observed that the union would be much less blase if the principal spoke to a teacher so.

9:32 AM  

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