Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Good Teacher is Hard to Keep by By Sujata Bhatt

I would like to share this article by Sujata Bhatt.  The article is in the L.A. Times.  I read it and I immediately had to share it.  The article is text intensive so I will copy and paste the link for those who are interested in reading it.  I hope Superintendents and Education policy makers take note of this article as well.

Here is an excerpt from the article:
A great teacher can have a huge effect on a child's life. So, unfortunately, can a bad teacher. But in education, job performance has virtually nothing to do with opportunities for advancement. Teachers who are consistently successful with students are not given leadership roles that would allow them to reach students beyond their own classrooms, and if they don't have enough seniority, they can be let go without anyone seeming to care come layoff time. This is enormously frustrating.

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