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Subject:  Re: California Schools are Broken Date:  3/27/2007  12:47 PM
Author:  Esconopeles Number:  7932 of 9954

>>How much College Education do YOU have?<<

I have no dog in this fight, but my experience tells me that a college education is no guarantee of erudition..

After a thirty-year career in the classroom and five years as a university supervisor of student teachers, I have a few observations:

1. In the field of education, none of us is perfect.
2. Evaluation is highly subjective.
3. Anecdotal observation may, at times, be more valuable than planned observation.
4, It is intuitively obvious to the most casual of observers that there are a good number of teachers who do not belong in the classroom, and we all have a dog in that fight.

One of the best teachers with whom I ever worked turned out to be a child molester. It's a very good thing that someone was willing to go outside formal evaluation in that case!

A humble piece of advice, ~j. Chill.
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