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I wonder if this teacher is not as qualified as she is made out to be. The story says she has applied for three open positions but received no call backs. If she is really good, why no call backs? The only evidence that she is qualified is that she is "nationally certified." There are many bogus certification programs so that doesn't prove anything. Nor does the fact that politicians have made positive statements about certification since politicians make positive statements about many bogus things. Finally, I think schools need to concentrate on is teaching kids math and reading. Those are skills they absolutely need to get good jobs. This teacher was an "art and dance" teacher. There's nothing wrong with art and dance education if the schools are successfully teaching math and reading. But the evidence suggests that many Chicago schools are failing at teaching these basic skills. They should concentrate on teaching kids the basics before moving onto stuff like art and dance.

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Posted by children not teacher should come first on 09/04/2010 at 11:50 AM

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