Friday, January 30, 2009
It's not THAT bad
I admit, there are too many burned out, bored teachers. But there are also a lot of hard working, energized teachers. A D+ for teacher quality in the state? I don't think so. And I'm a little tired of bashing unions for every mediocre teacher. There are mediocre teachers in non-union and right-to-work environments too. It would help if teachers had more options to leave when they got tired of teaching...say, after 10 or 15 years...and more opportunities to try different things if they wanted to stay (i.e. new subject, new grade, new school, new school district).