Skip to comments.Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers
Posted on 07/07/2014 1:10:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.
Obama said the U.S. education system has a problem in that students who would benefit the most from having skilled or experienced teachers in their classrooms are least likely to get them, including black and Hispanic students.
Obama credits education and good teachers for helping him get to the White House. He said he wants to make sure that every child has the same access to good teachers that he had.
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ones that can tie their own shoes ?
That would mean replacing practically every single teacher in the inner cities. Most of them can’t even speak proper English.
Need stronger union to have better teachers......right?
Skilled teachers don’t want to work in hellhole inner-city schools with no student discipline and where they run the daily risk of getting shivved in the halls.
I know this is a foreign concept to someone like Obama,
but why would a highly skilled teacher stay in a dangerous environment where the kids aren’t motivated to learn,
when they can get a teaching job in a much better working environment?
I really don’t think he understands that.
“skilled” = fully indoctrinated
“skilled” used to mean well educated in the subject matter and able to successfully convey the material to the students.
But, that was back when the subject matter dealt with reality.
he wants everyone to have good teachers as he had?
He attended a top prep school in Hawaii. His bank vice president grandmother paid his tuition for him to attend one of Hawaii’s top prep schools.
Undoubtedly the personnel policies of that school allowed that school to hire good teachers, and be able to dismiss those who were not up to their standards.
I wish the media would provide relevant facts and commentary with these stories, such as the fact that the president attended elite private schools, NOT public schools, so his personalizing this issue in this manner is obviously absurd.
1. We are going to find and reward the superior teachers with more pay.
2. The bonus program turns into chaos.
3. Henceforth all teachers will receive the superior teacher bonus because it is all so subjective.
Repeat every ten years or so under a different title.
I banned velcro from my house over 20 years ago ... and calculators ...
All teachers would have to have graduated from Hillsdale.
With an excellent undergraduate program, those with potential will be identified and prepared for the classroom. To thrive, they need discipline support and a stable environment.
All of this extra training is based on the myth that anyone can be a teacher if they get enough training. Too much training does harm....it wastes time capable teachers could spend teaching and it artificially boosts those who shouldn't be teaching.
John Stossel did a piece on education a few months ago, talking about how we could dramatically improve education just be making it easier to fire the worst 5% of teachers. That bad teachers are such a drag on learning that getting rid of the bottom 5% or 10% currently protected by tenure would dramatically improve scores - without any extra money.
Makes sence, given that the Obamadork most ceertainly didn’t have any skilled teachers in his sordid background.
There is no human on earth to whom you are not inferior.
Oops, methinks I need a better teacher myself - that’s “sense”, not “sence”.
Bad coyote, bad coyote.
One of the things I think is often overlooked in “building a better teacher” is the quality of education programs at many universities. Too many of them, IMHO, are overly focused on process and theory and not enough on scholarship. As a result, you get more than a few who are “teaching from the book”, and whose knowledge of the material in question is basically one chapter ahead of the class.
I’m not saying all teachers are like that. I have several excellent teachers in my family, and I taught survey-level classes at a local university for several years. I also know some fine educators in my local school system. I’m just saying there needs to be more emphasis on academic rigor in many of these programs. Higher admission standards and ‘wash out’ courses would also help weed out the burnouts and unmotivated. And I’ve definitely seen more than a few of those in the schools, too.
“John Stossel did a piece on education a few months ago, talking about how we could dramatically improve education just be making it easier to fire the worst 5% of teachers. That bad teachers are such a drag on learning that getting rid of the bottom 5% or 10% currently protected by tenure would dramatically improve scores - without any extra money.”
Or, string up the local union bosses and tell each teacher that if they continue to indoctrinate instead of tea h they will face the same treatment.
Schools will be better in one year.
Better teachers are just like better people in all facets of life and business. They want to go where the conditions and pay are better, not into hellholes where angels fear to tread, and risks outweigh the pay.
That’s the old way. (and totally correct imho)
“Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers”
Democrat solution: raise tax rates again to pay existing teachers more money, and their skill levels will automatically improve with better pay.
They have a deal with Spring Arbor college (a Christian college) about 30 miles north where a student can work on their teaching degree at the same time they get their 4 year degree.
The local media threw tantrums when Hillsdale college announced the change. Liberals apparently can’t grasp the concept that knowing something about what you teach might be kind of important.
I personally couldn’t care less if someone has a teaching degree if they know what they’re talking about. Neil Armstrong went into teaching Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati with only a Master’s degree after leaving NASA.
Way better than the chick who was the granddaughter of the guy the school was named for.
“Skilled teachers dont want to work in hellhole inner-city schools with no student discipline and where they run the daily risk of getting shivved in the halls.”
Quoted for truth.
As an Engineering student I was required to read and discuss a psychology textbook. Two things stood out in my mind from that book - and one of them was,It is doubtful if any learning occurs without motivation.Thus, motivating the children to learn is the sine qua non of education. Fail to do that, and the children will not learn. Succeed at that, and - late or soon - the child will learn.
But the motivation comes from culture - and a child from a culture which does not provide that motivation must have it inculcated in school before anything else gets learned. To that extent, teaching is out of the teachers hands.
But to blame a culture which correlates with a race is to invite a propaganda war against yourself.