I have been a pastor for over 40 years. However, in 2002 I decided to supplement my pay and retirement by entering education. In two years I had my Master’s degree and was teaching English in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. It took only six years to burn out. After a brief respite, I began working on my Master’s degree in special education and working at a preschool, where teaching is fun again.
The years that I taught in high school were eye opening and startling. I was raised in a generation that feared the teachers because the “board of education” hung in the principal’s office. That board taught respect. In those days, if a student was paddled at school, the parents taught their student a second lesson on respect with their board. Today’s students cannot even imagine how it was. But, our education was of the highest quality. So, what has happened to education in America?
In ONE WORD, I can give you the reason for our dumbed-down schools.
In ONE WORD, I can give you the solution that would make schools super successful.