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  •  Well, Michelle Rhee and her ideas are false on so (2+ / 0-)
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    Naniboujou, Mostel26

    many levels, but one of them is that there is a cache of superlative teachers somewhere but they haven't identified themselves as such and pursued careers in education.  They didn't study education in college, presumably because they weren't interested in a career in education, and haven't applied for teaching jobs in public education, but still they are out there.  They are far superior to the legions of people who have identified themselves as future teachers, got the necessary education, took the licensing exams, interviewed for the available jobs and when the jobs were offered, accepted them.  They get up everyday and go to schools and work with children in classrooms.  But for some reason, they're the bad teachers.  The ones who've never thought to do any of that,  they're the better ones.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 03:08:05 AM PST

    •  Nailed it! :-) (1+ / 0-)
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      by Naniboujou on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 04:33:37 AM PST

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