Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A Certified Teacher In Every Class

On tonight's news the Board of Education announced that there would be a certified teacher in every classroom this year. The only problem is they are not certain in what areas the teacher will be certified and will not even know until November how many teachers will be teaching subjects they are not certified to teach. I guess it doesn't matter if a math teacher is teaching Chinese or a physical education teacher is teaching math, as long as they are certified to teach. And we wonder why our kids are not succeeding!

3 comments:

NYC Educator said...

And just think, it only took them thirty years to do that.

Ms. C said...

As a brand new teacher from an alternate certification program in special education scheduled to be teaching music class...I hear you!

Pissed Off said...

A few years ago, an art teacher on his way to retirement was given a few remedial math classes to teach. Not one child in any of those classes passed. So much for NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND!