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Monday, August 17, 2015

Lawyers, doctors and bussinessmen are better than teachers, there I said it.

Though I only said it because that's what the superintendent seem to imply on the First Coast Connect radio program at about the 4:30 mark when talking about Teach for America.

He even admits they, Teach for America teachers don't stay and go on to be doctors, lawyers and business leaders as if somehow being a teacher for a carer is beneath them. You know who I want teaching our kids? People that have trained to do so, committed to improving and growing and aren't looking to go do what they think are bigger and better things.

He said they (TFA) had a deep commitment to narrowing the achievement gap? My ass, it's more like a deep commitment to getting into grad school? 

1 comment:

  1. I caught that also. Then he went to respond to a caller who asked why we don't that a teacher-prep magnet. He said they couldn't get students excited about that field. Maybe because you treat teachers like dirt?