A Teacher Union Leader Views School Problems
by Carl J. Megel - 1957
Academically, and where it is unhandicapped by shortages of classrooms and of qualified teachers, American public school education is the best in the world. Unfortunately, building and equipment needs are brought before the public only at intervals for the purpose of promoting bond issues, when the public is led to believe that if it votes yes, all ills will be cured. Teaching conditions and teacher shortages remain behind closed doors of the classroom, except that they appear sometimes in uninspiring statistics. Building and equipping more and better schools, and staffing them, as well as the existing schools, with more uniformly qualified teachers are tasks equal in importance to those of national defense.
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