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Daniel Rincon Professor Herrmann Schooling in America October 10th 2013 It is often said that those that can do, and those that can’t teach. It is clear that such a common and widely accepted phrase perhaps has let us become complacent with the driving force behind our countries education system. It has not always been like this, teachers were once highly regarded and very capable. Yet it was also when it was the only position one gender could do. Women due to professional barriers were guided towards the teaching position. Therefore we saw brilliant young, talented, and engaged teachers leading and educating the countries youth, encouraging them to become intellectually curious. Unfortunately due to what the educational system could refer to as bittersweet emotional advancements, women were allowed to become anything they wanted to be, and the consistent flow of brilliant women becoming teachers was diluted. Our society now faces a major problem of how to regain that high level of
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Unformatted text preview: applicants it once had for the position. Hess does an excellent job in allowing the reader to see that although perhaps teachers deserve more for their hard work they earn a decent living for the work that is done. Yet as a society it seems selfish then to complain that raising their pay is unnecessary, that it would only attract those interested in the money, and not for the right reason. Yet as a society we watch the best lawyers and doctors earn beyond the average salary and no one has a problem. It actually shows their level of competence. So why would that not be a good incentive to attract well qualified individuals. I think that perhaps a combination of pay increases for qualifications and incentives for quality of work needs to be implemented not only to keep selfish tax payers happy but create a position that is no longer one destined for mediocre individuals....
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