James Bearden 
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Re: “Many city teachers not up to par, says new report

The headline on this article is, in my view, a misreading of what the educational experts said. It says "many teachers are not up to par." What I heard is that in every school they studied there were two or three teachers who had students who were engaged while the other teachers had students who were not engaged. Teachers are isolated in their individual classrooms. Their suggestion was to take a long term view of teachers sharing and learning from each other. They criticized the way schools work not the quality of the teachers. Professional development programs and activities in the past are not very useful. Schools need to give time for teachers to work with and learn from each other. This will not change things overnight, but blaming teachers and closing schools based on test scores is counterproductive. Our schools will get better slowly as school administrators, teachers, parents, and students work together.

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Posted by James Bearden on 08/23/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “The real solution to Rochester's poverty

I agree with Martin Edic . Anyone commenting should identify themselves.

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Posted by James Bearden on 02/28/2014 at 9:53 AM

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