Thursday, June 02, 2005

And who said anything about noble? 

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the two state university systems in California have announced a new program to create more teachers of math and science. Joanne Jacobs, covering the story, points out that part of the inducement is $19,000 in student debt forgiveness. In comments on her post, David Foster points out,

'[UC President Robert] Dynes said that many students graduating from UC have "noble intentions" and would like to teach, but that they are currently trained for research and industry. 'We will build a curriculum aimed at preparing teachers,' he said"

Not a good sign. A big part of the problem with education today is the curricula "aimed at preparing teachers."