When it comes to teaching, who needs experience?


As I think back over a dozen years in the classroom, I cannot recall the exact moment that I changed from an idealistic beginning teacher at the peak of my game to the space-wasting NEA member who is keeping some good young teacher on the unemployment line, says Randy Turner, English teacher, on the Huffington Post. When did experience turn from an asset to the biggest roadblock to saving American public schools? In Missouri, a bill has been proposed by Republican Rep. Scott Dieckhaus which would eliminate tenure and the due process it guarantees and allow administrators and school boards to fire teachers with or without reason…

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