Re: “US teacher education barely gets a passing grade” (editorial, 6-24).
The editorial exposes the incompetence of our upper institutions of learning regarding their duty to properly prepare today’s teachers. It brings to light a situation that has been pushed under the rug and ignored.
As a grandparent I have had considerable exposure in witnessing a decline in the ability of today’s teachers, compared to those from the 1940s and ’50s. I have blamed the teachers themselves for their inability to maintain discipline in the classrooms in order to provide a positive learning environment. But how can they be expected to be professional teachers when they themselves have never been taught?