Perhaps teachers' positions and salaries would finally rise to the level of "professional" with the changes the author recommends. However, considering the betterment of our students, the "more is better" philosophy works best when what we want more of is good to begin with.
Reformers and researchers today find that our educational system is suited more for the social and economic climate of the early 20th century than the radically different climate we find ourselves in now. The current restructuring movement is abandoning the traditional delivery of education in American classrooms, especially at the secondary level.
Until we improve what we are doing in schools and prepare students for life in the 21st century, more is definitely not better. Daniel Beaupre, Winooski, Vt.
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