Thank you for printing that piece by Edward Glaeser on teacher testing and quality (Voices, April 4). It was hilarious. What a shame you missed the April 1 print date.
His suggestions on the improvement of American teaching were clever and mocked exactly the many preachments of real-life teaching critics who have no experience in a classroom.
The idea that principals should fire 10 percent of their teaching staff every year had me laughing out loud. Just as funny was the idea of video cameras in classrooms to capture bad teaching in action — what a boon for YouTube.
I look forward to further discussion by those who have actually participated in classroom teaching. They probably won’t be nearly as funny as Mr. Glaeser.
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