Skip to comments.Minor meltdown at education town hall
Posted on 04/08/2015 1:06:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker wants to create a new pathway for people with real-life experience to get licensed to teach in Wisconsin, but his proposal raised concerns Thursday among those in the education community because it requires no training in how to be an effective teacher.
Walkers plan was one sentence in a news release that detailed other initiatives designed to help create jobs in high-demand fields. His plan would allow someone to forego collegiate-level education courses and instead permit anyone with a bachelors degree who can demonstrate proficiency in the areas they want to teach to be licensed.
It would only apply to subjects in grades 6 to 12. The license would be valid for three years.
The statewide teachers union and the lobbyist for a group representing school principals, superintendents and other administrators criticized the proposal.
Weve got some significant concerns about its philosophical underpinning, said John Forester, lobbyist for the School Administrators Alliance.
He said the evidence shows that high-quality preparation for teachers is what really matters for schoolchildren. Forester said Walkers proposal bypasses the skill of being able to teach in an understandable way to children...........................
That is rich! Based on real-world results of the last 50 years, the education establishment clearly fails miserably in this regard.
Money is not the problem. I’ve seen students being taught math with a stick scratching out math problems in the dirt. If the teacher can teach and if the children want to learn (key) then you can teach math.
For reading you do need some books, but not much else.
It’s not expensive to teach or learn. What is expensive is carrying a huge bloated bureaucracy and expensive facilities that are for the most part not needed
and where did it get him?
Youre asking me, sir, because I have the power to go after other peoples money... You want me to go after other peoples money because you think it justifies (it) because were going to give it to kids for their education. It would have to be done very carefully because, you know, go look up socialist countries... You cant be polite about what I say but I have to be polite about what you say. Youre all here to beat us up because youre upset that we just dont raise taxes. Allen also took a few jabs at NAU and the Arizona Board of Regents by telling students they should ask NAU administrators where they are spending money. At one point, she implied NAU spends its funds on cars and credit cards.
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