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SCHOOLS: Teachers aren’t being well prepared

Letter by Robert M. Meacham, Shelton on June 25, 2013 at 10:54 am with No Comments »
June 25, 2013 11:32 am

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?

 

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