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School & District Management

Teacher ‘Term Limits’ a Laughing Matter?

By Liana Loewus — July 06, 2011 1 min read

At the Huffington Post, English teacher Randy Turner champions “term limits for teachers” of somewhere between four and eight years, saying that veterans like himself are “burdened with experience.” He writes:

It took me a long time to realize that my dozen years in the classroom had completed my conversion from the wide-eyed 43-year-old innocent I was when I stepped in front of my first group of middle school students to the decaying fossil, a symbol of the erosion of public schools, that I am today.

And it took me a long time (O.K., at least a half dozen paragraphs) to realize that Turner’s essay is entirely satirical.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.