Those Who Can, Teach

Perhaps there should be at least one prerequisite for becoming a lawmaker: FORMER EDUCATOR.

Perhaps there should be at least one prerequisite for becoming a lawmaker: FORMER EDUCATOR.

Those who have spent little or no time in a classroom, including those with lots of money and “data,” should not be able to tell you how a classroom should function. If one requirement to be a lawmaker was that the person needed to have been a former educator, no matter the level, maybe we wouldn’t have the most asinine education reform movements we have ever seen in the last 20 years.

Anyone agree? Anyone see any problems with this suggestion?

2 comments

  1. I don’t know if you’re talking about the UK or US, but it beats me why we need so many LAWS about education. I believe that teachers, headteachers and parents have more right to control their children’s eduction than politicians.

    1. Steve, from your comment, I guess I can assume that the rules in the UK are just a silly as they are here.

      I am talking about the US, yes. Those closest to the student always know what is best for them, not someone removed from them by hundreds of miles (or dollars).

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