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  •  Jesus...stay on topic if you can... (0+ / 0-)

    The thread is about the profession of teaching and how to improve it, or its perception.  Not the right wing, PISA and ring around the collar.

    It might surprise you but I am coming from a perspective of how to help teaching become a more highly valued profession.  I think TFA, while well intentioned, is a signpost of the problems we have...

    I ask again, what "profession" lets people practice with 6 months trainging?  

    •  Discuss like an adult. Keep out the Jesus talk. (0+ / 0-)

      This diary is about comparing teaching and the demands made on educators vs. other professions.  It was lighthearted, but real.  You commented with an article written by a sociologist which posits that teaching is not  a profession on par with doctors and lawyers.  Where did 90% of those professionals attend k-12.

      No offense, but teaching doesn't need the help of someone who thinks they know the solutions.  We have plenty of that going on right now and it's ruining public education.  

      That IS the issue, and the subject of this diary.  That's why I have mojo and you don't.

      No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.--Lily Tomlin

      by Desert Rose on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:21:40 PM PDT

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      •  I thought Dr. Evil took the mojo....not me... (0+ / 0-)

        The diary was a hot sloppy mess of drive-by-diarying trying to make fun of TFA...

        But I think it backfired because it pointed out a real problem with the "profession" of teaching - an inexperienced college graduate with six months experience can be a practictioner.  You would never see that in accounting, medicine, law, engineering....

        So...if you want to be treated like a profession, act like one.  

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