There is a South Korean saying: “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.”
As we make serious judgments about our teachers, I wonder how many actually were taught by quality teachers.
Schools of education have not always attracted the best candidates over the past few decades due to poor salaries and the lack of respect for the profession.
Math ability often predicts future success.
Perhaps we should encourage choosing people who majored in math as our math teachers. You can’t teach effectively things you do not know and understand.
Testing of children helps in placement of children. Nothing is more boring than hearing something you already know over and over again.
Also, our politically correct bent does not encourage critical thinking.
Consider some of these thoughts as they relate to your own children and your own school system.
— Kay Keglovits, Arlington