In Singapore, there’s a bunch of primary school principals who support the notion of requiring each and every primary school teacher to have a degree.
A school head honcho was quoted saying: If the teacher’s diction and language ability are not good, the students will not learn anything from him.
WTF. What a joke.
I remembered my teachers who had taught me did not possess solid language foundation or speak Chinese or English very clearly. However, they did not give up on their students, never.
We can have a ton of good graduate teachers but getting a really good teacher is really hard to come by, especially in today’s “business-like” schools.