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Should teachers be tested continually for aptitude?
Teachers should be tested continually for aptitude.
Testing encourages enthusiastic teaching.
Aptitude tests are the most objective way to evaluate a teacher's ability.
Knowledge is not static and new discoveries are always being made, and the ability a teacher has to adapt to the students' reality should be regularly tested.
The threat of aptitude tests means that only people that want to be teachers will become teachers.
Implementing testing will mean that "bad" teachers are more likely to be found out and eliminated from education.
Raising the standard of employment will mean that public opinion and perception of teaching will positively increase.
Aptitude tests could be
Aptitude testing discourages people from wanting to join the teaching profession.
Teachers already experience a high workload with relatively low pay; testing will only make a difficult job harder.
Dwindling enthusiasm is a normal part of getting older in the same profession; teachers cannot be expected to hold the high level of care that they have coming into the profession 60 years onward.
If enough teachers leave the workforce because of aptitude tests, there may be a shortage of staff leading to more student per teacher and worse quality of education.
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