ArLyne's Diamonds

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Competence or Casper Milktoast?

There was an article int he paper today about education and the fact that Principals often select as their favorites teachers who don't make waves. Those who are competent, but have opinions that differ from that of the Principal (or Dean) are often the first to be marked down and rejected.

So, we wonder why our education system has become so mediocre. Students are expected to conform, not to be creative. To be quiet, not to speak up with their own opinions. Followers - not leaders.

Teachers need to follow the rules, blindly without questioning thinking or making suggestions for improvement. For to question is to threaten those in authority - and they punish you later.

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