Defining the problem
Different organizations and sectors of the economy have different policies that provide the blueprint for how things and operations should be carried out. Education has been and is still one of the key sectors in the United States and has several policies that help improve the quality and standards of education in the country. Poor preparations, poor recruitment, and retention policies in the education sector has substantially affected the quality of education being delivered in both public and private schools in the country. As a result, the teacher’s policy was developed to assist with the preparation, recruitment, and retention of qualified educators (Goldstein, 2014).
Biblical perspectives: in a great way, the Bible addresses education and teachers. In the book of Proverbs, the Bible encourages the children to heed his father’s instructions and application of knowledge learned called education. Additionally, the Bible states that not all people should become educators and instructors considering that teachers are always judged with greater strictness. Considering that those who teach are looked upon by learners as masters, they should be qualified, prepared and retained to spread education (Hunt & Neu, 2010).
Constitutional perspective: despite the fact that education is not a fundamental right in the United States Constitution, the equal protection clause demands that when a state introduces a public school system, no child living in that state should be denied the opportunity to learn. This shows how education is important in the country.
The public favors quality and standard of education in the country as it helps to improve their living standards and employment opportunities. Teacher policy helps in improving the vision and essential features of the educational system in the country. Therefore a good policy should be strategic, holistic and sustainable.
The passing of the teacher policy addresses the May stage of the process, the constitutional right to education emphasizes on the can stage of the process. Therefore, the government should ensure that all children are educated and that only qualified teachers are recruited and retained in both public and private schools (Rothstein, Jacobsen, & Wilder, 2008).
Goldstein, D. (2014). The teacher wars: A history of America’s most embattled profession.
Hunt, M. E., & Neu, D. L. (2010). New feminist Christianity: Many voices, many views. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths.
Rothstein, R., Jacobsen, R., & Wilder, T. (2008). Grading education: Getting accountability right. Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute.