Yesterday’s edition of New York Times carried a very important news item. The news item reflects what the State Government Departments of School Education in the US expect from teachers.
Although there are dedicated Principals who expect high standards of discipline from teachers, their voices are sometimes not heard by School Governing Boards. If any teacher deliberately makes mistakes that can have an impact on learning, he or she needs to be counseled, advised and so on. If this doesn't work, there is no reason as to why disciplinary action cannot be taken against the teacher. School inspections can be carried out without giving advance intimation to schools.
Quality in School Systems can only be enhanced and sustained if effective monitoring and evaluation of classroom processes are carried out.