Most of my classes in recent years have been around or over 40 so 35 would be a
nice beak. :)
If elementary kids cause that much stress, one can only imagine the problems in
a high school class with 35 hormonally-charged teenagers and their accompanying
identity problems! Numerous studies show that teaching boys and girls separately
leads to higher test scores, but our schools haven't followed that advice.
And yes, uniforms would help in our under-performing schools.
Thank you for an excellent letter, Mr. Holloran.Just one thing,
though. The idea of having legislators fill in for teachers probably isn't
a really good one.Can you imagine what would happen to those poor
kids if they do as terrible a job of teaching as they do of "leading"
Great letter, and welcome to the world of the educated educator!
It’s too bad that teachers don’t have the recognition and respect
for doing a very important and necessary job. I wonder if uniforms would help.
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time,all of whom had different needs,and some of whom didn't want to be
there and were causing trouble,and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without
assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine
months,then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's
job. ~Donald D. Quinn
I would like to say Amen to this article. Teaching is hard; substituting is even
harder. I have to change a negative (connotation of being a sub) to a positive
every day plus teach, etc.
If only the public (especially businesses) could show appreciation for teachers
through higher taxes. If only the legislature showed support for education by
actually funding it. Where are our priorities? How much longer can
we survive? We are already slipping as a state.
What do charter schools have to do with her experience? They pay teachers even
less and don't allow teachers associations to represent them.