"I think we often don't give kids enough credit with their control over language," says Eric Paulson, associate professor of literary education at the University of Cincinnati. "They can text ‘IMHO' on their cell phones, write ‘my own opinion is' in a school essay, and read ‘it is my belief that your scar hurts when Lord Voldemort is near you' without getting discombobulated."
There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that many of our public school teachers are themselves woefully under-educated.
It's because you aren't paying them enough. Competent people can get far better jobs with far less grief for far more money. People who are qualified and love teaching get jaded and leave for greener pastures even if they have to abandon their love of educating children.
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