Michael Walsh in the New York Post takes up the microphone and echoes what I've been saying:
This madness has to end. We must return to the days before education majors got a stranglehold on the schools, before the vicious cycle of bogus achievement leading to invincible ignorance. And it starts by hiring teachers who can teach subjects, not theories.Look, any time a tenured professor will equate a poem with a five-page research paper, there is a problem. And like I've said before and as Walsh is saying in his article, we need to go back to when teachers actually knew their subjects. When they had the knowledge and background to be able to tell when a textbook has incorrect data or information. When teachers were majors in a subject like math or English or history first and learned the ropes of teaching later. When a student mastering the information was more important than mastering a test.
Hopefully there can be some real change when more information like this is made public!