In a message dated 95-06-30 10:31:19 EDT, you write:
>Harvey, > >I think I'd prefer 5 or 6 years of drinking beer every night and sleeping >through boring, simple-minded ed. class, to working in the cane fields any >day! Maybe teachers are getting paid too much? > >Kent > > What planet did you come from? Most of the ed students I know spent their time working, studying & caring for families. Few of them had the finances to go out drinking every night. The exceptions I knew were a few of the grad students in the physics department who were not likely to make it to their second year let alone pass their comps. The ed classes I had - although few were particularily stimulating - required large amounts of busy work and a large investment of time. The students who slept through class didn't have high enough GPA's to be permitted to student teach. Personally, I would prefer the cane fields to school if I could get a teaching job at the end of four years.