More Idaho educators are leaving the profession

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 1, 2012 8:42 a.m.


    Are teachers leaving because of

    "unmanageable students, or over regulation"?

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Sept. 29, 2012 6:38 p.m.

    You two have it. People are going to stay in a job during a recession, unless the conditions are so bad that it leaves no other choice. Where's the NEA (Teacher's Union) in Idaho?

    The rising generation is the group going to pay the most for the conditions driving experienced teachers out.

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    In summary, most of the best, professional career educators are leaving the profession and are being replaced by people skipping the training of actually how to teach students (alternative certification) and are willing to work for minimal pay. All the past work to attract males to the profession is being undone. This should prove to be an interesting experiment. What's next? Allowing doctors to skip their internships and go straight from med school to practicing medicine? I wouldn't be surprised. How about paying dentists by how well their patients follow their instructions by brushing and flossing every day? That is what some states are doing to teachers--paying them by how well parents and students follow teachers' prescriptive advice directions: doing homework, studying for tests, reading every day, and taking their education seriously.

    It is no secret that Idaho is a state hostile to public education, even more so than Utah. Like any job, people want to feel valued. If they don't, they will go somewhere else. They are not stupid and there are greener pastures elsewhere. That is just basic common sense that any decent employer can tell you.

  • squirt Taylorsville, ut
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:25 a.m.

    Oh there is so much to say about this. Luna is blaming the recession for teachers leaving? Who leaves a job during a recession? No, Mr Luna they are leaving because of exactly what Penni Cyr stated, lack of a voice and disrespect.
    What is wrong with our country that there would be an outcry at the unexperienced temporary NFL referees and a call for the experienced refs to be returned to the field and yet, our most experienced teachers can leave the profession and it is ok for alternative licensed individuals to come into our classrooms to experiment on our children.
    It is time to wake up our citizens in this country to the fact that those who want to destroy and privatize our public schools under the banner of "choice" are succeeding. What is the most frightening scnenario is that if they do succeed, our children will be the victims. Time for the voices of the majority of our public school advocates to rise up. Our children are counting on us.