Not for the first time the California Assembly is showing its collective stupidity. Allowing people to become teachers by virtue of having graduated from college, without any training in how to teach, is akin to allowing interns to perform brain surgery without having had surgical training (July 12). The difference is that while untrained interns performing brain surgery will endanger the lives of many individuals, untrained teachers endanger the future of our entire state and our nation.
At the present time, the status of education of children in California ranks next to the bottom in the whole country. With this move, the Assembly will bring education below that of every other state. While reduction of class size is necessary, putting untrained teachers in the classroom is not.