|Wendy Kopp and Wilbur|
If your heart was clogged up from all the grease and fat you have been eating for all those years and needed quadruple bypass surgery, would you feel confidant in the procedure knowing that your surgeon has only had only 50 hours of training in medicine and cardio bypass surgery?
Would anyone feel comfortable when they get in a 747 to fly halfway around the world knowing that their pilot has only had only 50 hours of training?
How about that cop you need to protect you, or to investigate a crime? Would you or anyone feel safe knowing that that cop only 50 hours of training?
Would the Beatles be the Beatles if they only played a total of 50 hours in Hamburg?
Would parents feel comfortable knowing that the mohel they hired only had 50 hours of training before he clips and snips little Shlomo?
Would a Yankees fan want a pitcher on the mound with the scored tied in the 9th with the bases loaded, two out, and the 7th game of the World Series if this pitcher only had 50 hours in the minor leagues?
A firefighter with only 50 hours of training is this someone that you want to have save your life?
Who would hire a school bus driver if he, or she has only been driving a total of 50 hours in their lives?
Would citizens of the United States be content with soldiers and officers with only 50 hours of training?
Would citizens of the United States be content with a President with only 50 hours of training? Wait, cancel that.
Would citizens of the United Federation of Planets be content with a starship captain with only 50 hours of training?
Was Yoda satisfied with Luke Skywalker and his less than 50 hours of training? Luke was an anomaly. Besides, he had Obi-Wan beside him the entire time.
How would we feel seeing a big rig on the interstate knowing that the driver has only 50 hours of training behind the wheel?
I know everyone's answer to these questions. No one would accept any of these situations. So why is it some have no problem with putting our children, our future in the hands of those with only 50 hours of training? You know why? Because the deformers, the politicians, the billionaires are doing everything they can to destroy the nobility of teaching. To them, teaching is nothing more that flipping burgers.