Monday, February 14, 2005

Teacher training?

Education Wonk asks what should be done about the abuse. Here's part of their suggestion,
To the best of my knowledge, teacher training courses currently include little or no material regarding the avoidance of inappropriate relationships with pupils and the need for educators to maintain "professional distance" between themselves and their students while continuing to foster a nurturing learning environment.Part of the solution may be the incorporation of such training in credentialing programs,
More teacher training? Give me a break. If an adult doesn't know that it is irresponsible to have a relationship with a 13 year old student what more can they teach them. This is just common sense which unfortunately is absent in most teacher training anyway.


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