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Should Public School Teachers be tested routinely to prove they comprehend the subject/material they are expected to teach?


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 4:58 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • YES, as a teacher I would love to see a checks and balances system in place.

    Answer by scout_mom at 5:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Teacher here: Of course I have a complicated I always do.

    For elementary I think the technique and strategies the teachers use are much more important than how well they know the info. I mean really, what teacher doesnt know 1st grade info. I hope that is ALL! lol

    But for upper grades I agree that they need to know their subject material very well! Their technique is also important. You can KNOW it all day, but you have to be able to break it apart for the students!

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 5:02 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • thats a good idea,yes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • YES

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • That would be a great idea, I've debated some teachers whose literacy skills were abysmal.

    Answer by autodidact at 8:05 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • yes, of course.

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:39 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I've already been tested to get my license. I take 5 hours of credit a year to keep my license. I'm tested there. But those teachers who take workshops and get CEU's are the ones who will have issues. What do you do when one group begins to do well over another group?

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Sure! I have no problem with being tested periodically on my ability to comprehend and teach appropriately to an ever changing student population with varying needs!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:30 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Sounds very reasonable to me...

    Answer by agentwanda at 6:35 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Yes. It is frustrating when my sons 1st grade teacher sent home homework that was riddle with misspelled words. When I pointed out the misspelled words she started yelling at me for correcting her work. And the misspelled words were the words list to be quizzed on.


    Answer by emerald53197 at 5:03 PM on Sep. 29, 2010