Talk To Me Like I’m Stupid: Teacher Edition
Many have spoken, here and elsewhere, about the glut of people interested in post-secondary teaching positions and the issues that arise when supply of potential workers outpaces demand for their work.
And at the same time, there is ongoing concern about the collective quality of our K-12 teacher workforce.
So… I’m curious… why don’t the folks who can’t find the gigs they want at the post-secondary level ply their trade in the secondary or even primary levels?
I know there are differences between the K-12 education world and that of colleges and universities. And that the skills required for one are not identical to the skills required for the other (which presumes that the folks even have the skills required for their desired position).
And yet, I can’t help but think that these can’t explain why we see such a glut of (seemingly) qualified candidates on one side of the line and such an (apparent) dearth on the other? Why has osmosis not begun?