Teachers' experience does not always predict quality

02/04/2014 9:02 AM

02/04/2014 12:10 PM

Re "Experienced teachers add value" (Letters, Feb. 3): George Sheridan's letter makes the statement, "Our students need the best education we can provide." I cannot think of anyone who would disagree.

I am neither an educator nor a lawmaker. I am a parent who has had many, many years to observe public education. I've seen those teachers who no longer had the skills or desire to teach. I've also seen a new and promising teacher dismissed because the principal was on the fence about getting into a tenured commitment.

George Sheridan did not identify himself as a representative for the Black Oak Mine Teachers. The objective of the letter was to state the union perspective. It was not to assure that our children have the best possible teachers.

-- Deborah Adair, Sacramento

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