Monday, April 20th, 2009 | education
Education is a noble and honorable enterprise — well-meaning, respectable, geared toward progress and success. For all its lofty intentions, though, we have a few glaring problems in education here in America. One of the most pernicious is the dark truth that the profession currently includes too many ineffective, lame, or even neglectful and abusive teachers. They make us all look bad, and, frankly, I’m ready to either clean house and get rid of them or find more assertive methods to remediate their training until they improve.
This is how Sharon Elin starts her blog posting under the heading: The best mirrors. The article is worth reading in its entirety. What amazes me is the similarity between America and South Africa on this matter.
The first step to solve the situation is to recognize, and then acknowledge, that we have a problem. Sharon helps us to do just that.
The article concludes with the sobering thought that we should “… weed out the goldbrickers“.
I echo that by saying: “Prune out the dead wood.”