Are now being born out by research.
I think all of us knew that most of our high school teachers were, ahem, stupid. Now we can see part of the reason for this. Check out this post from Mark Perry:
Here’s Professor’s Koedel’s conclusion:
“Low grading standards in university education departments are part of a larger culture of low standards for educators, and they precede the low evaluation standards by which teachers are judged in K–12 schools. The culture of low standards for educators is problematic because it creates a disconnect between teachers’ perceptions of acceptable performance and the perceptions of everyone else.”
As is said, go read the whole thing. The chart Perry has up is amazing.
I had many teachers that were smart and dedicated. I had many more that were indifferent. I had a few that were awful. It is just like the personnel of any workplace. Of course the ed grads from Directional U are awesome! Can there be any doubt?