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[Susan notes: What's to say--except excellent point: on the money.]

Published in The Desert Sun (Palm Springs)

To the editor

Only the best?

The No Child Left Behind Act stresses the need for the best teachers who are credentialed in their state. If this is actually happening, would school principals be beating the bushes in Montana and other states for teachers without California credentials? All this while current teachers with California credentials are being ignored? Could it be that the school districts don't want to (or can't) pay for their years of service?

I don't necessarily think the school districts can be blamed for not having the money to hire as many experienced teachers as possible. They, however, can be blamed for continuing to say that they hire only the best teachers. Perhaps they should add, "For the money."

Ken Lummus

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