Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blog Post #14

There are a ton of problems with the way that school runs now and days. I feel like it has the ability to be much better. Some of the things that Joel Klein talked about in his article had a lot of to do with the way that teachers are treated.
1.Pick from the best.
2.Seniority distraction.

The way the Joel Klein answered these questions.
1.Do not hire just anyone for the job. Make sure that they will love what they do and try their hardest to make the students learn.
2.Do not fire the last hired.

My view on these questions are very close to Joel Klein's.
1. Pick from the best.
Trying to find the right teacher for the job can be a rough and long trail. When you do find the it is a perfect match. I feel like the search for new teachers does need to be a longer process and make sure we have the right person for the job. Like Joel Klein said "we've let virtually anyone with a college degree become a teacher." Yeah that needs to stop happening. We need to see that they are qualified for this job because these children are our future. 2. Seniority distraction
I think that you shouldn't just fire someone because they have been their the longest. I feel like you look at the progress of a teacher and you see if they are up to do the job well and right. I think that it is unfair to fire a teacher because they haven't been on staff very long.

Joel Klein hugging a teacher and smiling

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kaitlyn,
    I agree that they should be more cautious in hiring teachers! "Children are our future".. so true! I also agree that the best teacher should stay no matter how long the other teachers have been there. Great post!
    -Lindsey Donald