School & District Management

Teacher ‘Term Limits’ a Laughing Matter?

By Liana Loewus — July 06, 2011 1 min read
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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.