I am having a few laughs about the new teachers vs. the experienced teachers debate. First of all, anyone who believes teachers fresh out of college are better than experiences teachers, then I have some ocean front properties for sale out behind Wal-Mart here in Moultrie.
I don't think the experienced teachers should get out of the way to allow the young teachers to shine, and I don't buy the old teachers are stuck in the old way of teaching and there is a new way to go about teaching now. I think the ranter should share his new ways of teaching to all the school systems in America because I am pretty sure nothing has changed in the teaching profession in the past 10 years.
The root of the problem is with how much money the experienced teachers are making and school systems around the state of Georgia and the nation have smaller budgets to work with and are looking for ways to save money. Period.
New teachers are coming in making around $20 thousand a year give or take a few thousand dollars and experienced teachers are making around $50,000 a year give or take a few thousand dollars. If you are the superintendent in a county, which must look better on paper. Paying out $20,000 a year or paying out $50,000 a year to a teacher with experience. Yeah the answer is the smaller salary looks much better and most school systems around the nation realize this and are basically forcing the experienced teachers out and bringing in fresh faces to save money.
Last but not least, students are in control of their own destinies and futures and if they want an education it doesn't matter if the teacher is experienced or new, they will do what it takes to get their education. All of a sudden, new teachers are better than old teachers, just like new lawyers are better than veteran lawyers. All the fussing over nothing. Corporate America doesn't agree with this and neither do I. A little common sense goes a long long way people.
No reason to continue with rants and raves over an issue which is not as big as many around Colquitt County are trying to make it. All school systems are dealing with budget cuts and trying to find ways to save money and if it means offering experienced teachers an early retirement to bring in new teachers, then that what will be done. End of story.