And teacher's unions aren't helping this, either. Still framing their work as a "calling," rather than a craft for skilled, educated professionals.
When was the last time a teacher's union told you about...
Break the mold. Tell me a story that goes, "Hey, you can't do this job because you're just not smart enough."
I haven't reread the article, but as I remember it the whole structure of training, evaluation and compensation in Singapore rewarded excellence, while remaining humane. Successful students are recruited to the teaching profession early, and are given full scholarships to train to be a teacher.
That, by itself, is meaningless. It could well be that all the unionized teachers are terrible but aren't fired often because of union protections, while all the non-unionized teachers are amazing and aren't fired often because they're amazing.
It has produced a nation of consumers whose minds are riddled with cognitive dissonace like cracks on shattered glass.
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