>I don't think this person has ever done any long term teaching in the
>schools. I am a former teacher, and my experience shows that the
>make the best teachers are those who are the least educated. The
>ones, the ones who are interested in science, usually leave the
>rather quickly (because they get tired of the abuse). In fact, the
>evidence shows (at the empirical evidence to which *I* have access)
>halflife of a teacher's career is inversely proportional to his/her IQ.
Just to add a small statistical sample / anecdote to your contention,
I went to A big state school for two years, University of Connecticut,
transferred to a community college. I found the teachers at the
college to be much better, much more personable, etc. etc. I think this
because they werent teaching for the money (its community college after
they were teaching because they like to teach. I think out of the 8
I have taken there I had one teacher I didnt like, and out of the 32 or
classes I took at UCONN, I had two teachers I did like.
I also think this is becuase the big schools have the teachers working
expirements on thesis and such, while you get stuck with a TA. My
college professors probably are on the average scale (maybe even below
average) for expertise in thier field, but they were great professors
learned a lot from them.
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