The principals and superintendents who run the nation's schools are unprepared for their jobs by education colleges, where training ranges from inadequate to appalling, according to research by a leader in higher education.The next time an “educator” tries to explain why their salaries should be commensurate with other professions, they like to point to doctors, lawyers, engineers and other professionals, let’s just remind them of this story. Those unparallel benefits and pensions are looking rather uncalled for as well.
Yet most graduate education programs that train these school administrators are deeply flawed, suffering from irrelevant curriculum, low standards, weak faculty and little clinical instruction, he said. Many programs are doing little more than dishing out higher degrees to teachers who are trying to qualify for salary increases, Levine said.
Now this is a surprise via DynamoBuzz:
You know the deer problem in New Jersey has gotten out of control when environmental groups are in favor of deer hunts to trim the size of the herds. That's exactly what happened yesterday when the New Jersey Audubon Society came out in favor of hunts, hired guns and just about any other measure to reduce the NJ deer population, currently estimated to be an all-time high of nearly 200,000.It’s the destruction of the native habitat that’s pushing the environmental groups. When it was merely the death of motorists and the destruction of millions of dollars in suburban landscaping, it was a yawn. Now when can we get a permit and a gun!
The problem is that the deer are eating all the low lying shrubs and flowers in the state along with many of the leaves from bushes and trees. Native plant species are being eliminated, and birds and other critters are losing their habitats.