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The fact that we have "dead wood" in our profession, isn't any different from
some other institutions. I don't know if ours is worse than others, but I
to some extent that it is
(unfortunately) unavoidable. The tenure system does help and hurt. I wish
there was a happy medium, but we obviously don't live in a perfect world.
unfortunate that kids suffer because someone who is a teacher cares only for
One answer is that teaching, unlike other professions, progresses upwards
only to an office chair.