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  •  Really.....? (0+ / 0-)

    "brutally weed out those who aren't up to speed."

    Provide one shred of evidence that these people are fired or otherwise involuntarily terminated.   What a joke.

    •  They don't have to be fired, they quit. (1+ / 0-)
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      A classroom is no playground.  It's tough, and the people who choose to go into the profession, are by and large the sort of people who want to do their job well.  When they can't, they leave the profession so as not to hurt it.

      Personally, if lawyers and doctors had the same sense of responsibility to their professions, we'd have a lot fewer lawyers and doctors.

      I don't understand your continued insistence that they have to be involuntarily cut, and that they shouldn't be expected to recognize it themselves when they're not up to standards and to simply leave the field.

    •  Job postings (0+ / 0-)

      If one simply looks at the number of job postings up each year for teaching positions and how many "pop up" mid-year, it is easy to see that there is significantly higher turnover than official "removals" from the data. A lot of teachers simply quit, aren't renewed from one year contracts, or get "asked" to find another profession rather than be officially denied tenure.

      Here is one article that puts the turnover number at 8%.

      8 % article

      Also, significant levels of turnover negatively impact student achievement.

      Turnover impact

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