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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 01:40 PM
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24. Yes, there was a time back in the 1960s when my dad was considering
taking a church in California (he was a Lutheran pastor). My mom, who was an experienced kindergarten teacher, looked into the requirements for being certified there, and despite all her experience, she would have been required to take California History (to teach kindergarten) and some course in statistics (I repeat, to teach kindergarten).

She has an almost magical way with small children (even difficult ones), and any school district would have been lucky to have her, but those silly certification requirements were just one reason why my parents decided to stay in Minnesota.
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  -Who will teach the baby boomlet? Warning: long post... Sancho  Mar-22-09 09:03 AM   #0 
  - Whoever teaches our children, I hope they are well prepared and well compensated.  Buzz Clik   Mar-22-09 09:07 AM   #1 
  - In a world that  BeFree   Mar-22-09 09:21 AM   #2 
  - don't need schools n teachers - all you need is your bible :-) nt  msongs   Mar-22-09 09:46 AM   #3 
  - There have been recent layoffs  Nikia   Mar-22-09 09:49 AM   #4 
  - We lay off teachers in Florida; last time was 1992 - but still have shortages.  Sancho   Mar-22-09 04:30 PM   #13 
  - There is a HUGE Distribution Problem in Education.  tonysam   Mar-22-09 05:35 PM   #18 
     - Yes, there was a time back in the 1960s when my dad was considering  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-23-09 01:40 PM   #24 
  - We need to go outside the box. Schools are just not able to produce the  glowing   Mar-22-09 09:49 AM   #5 
  - In high school, no one.  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-09 10:04 AM   #7 
  - You have clearly seen the future.  southerncrone   Mar-22-09 12:33 PM   #12 
  - That's exactly what they said when tv was in every home in the 1960's!  Sancho   Mar-22-09 04:36 PM   #14 
     - But you *care* about the outcome.  Davis_X_Machina   Mar-22-09 06:50 PM   #19 
        - Ironically.. if you're right, then most humanities majors in college  LooseWilly   Mar-23-09 01:16 AM   #22 
  - That is just not true  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-22-09 10:30 AM   #10 
     - Good for you. Most lessons just are not realistic.. and most are mundane and boring.  glowing   Mar-23-09 12:59 AM   #21 
  - Boomer teacher looking to retire!  Celtic Pax   Mar-22-09 09:52 AM   #6 
  - Fact # 4:  LWolf   Mar-22-09 10:15 AM   #8 
  - I discourage them as well.  madfloridian   Mar-22-09 05:04 PM   #15 
  - Don't Forget the Really Horrid Administrators  tonysam   Mar-22-09 05:27 PM   #17 
     - That is also a consideration.  LWolf   Mar-23-09 01:35 PM   #23 
  - a number of months ago I said the job losses would cause a baby boom  ensho   Mar-22-09 10:28 AM   #9 
  - Thank you , Sancho, for spelling out the problem so succinctly!  southerncrone   Mar-22-09 11:25 AM   #11 
  - screw teachers. we need more standardized tests, merit pay and bibles in the classrooms!  leftofthedial   Mar-22-09 05:22 PM   #16 
  - i am so glad that i've only got 30-40 years left in this earthen hell...  dysfunctional press   Mar-22-09 06:55 PM   #20 

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