To: Fiji Hill; yarddog
I too have read that Education majors have the lowest scores.
They make up for their low scores with their good intentions. Ha ha ha ha ha. Some of the most moronic people I've ever met were in public education, K-12, especially those in administration or student counseling.
One I know, who had gotten her master's degree in reading remediation, complained about Richard Mitchell estimate of this group's relatively deficient intelligence in The Graves of Academe
saying, "That guy's a meanie! This [program] was the hardest I've ever worked in my life." I thought, "Yeah, I believe you and you've just proved the author's point."
posted on 04/21/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT
Although this book is a bit dated, Ed School Follies: The Miseducation of America's Teachers
(New York: Free Press, 1991) makes for a fun, yet disturbing read. The author visited education schools coast to coast to see how they were teaching teachers, and her findings ought to unnerve anyone concerned with k-12 education.
posted on 04/21/2012 8:47:03 PM PDT
by Fiji Hill
Some of the most moronic people I've ever met were in public education, K-12,
Some Freepers and others will post that their mother, sister, wife, cousin ( etc.) is very intelligent and an excellent teacher. ...BUT....what does average mean?
It means that for every very smart government socialit-entitlement school teacher there are very dumb ones out there that make the average what it is...an average!
posted on 04/22/2012 6:35:18 AM PDT
(Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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