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Yes. And there was at one time supervision, you know --
there was at one time principals who were being paid to observe,
evaluate, supervise, the actual performance of their teachers.
Before this struggle at lunch, I told my friends, you know,
that I was a little late for my luncheon date with them because
I'd just come from a Regents' professional conduct and discipline
committee. I was chairing the panel this morning, where we go over
cases of doctors and nurses and accountants and pharmacists and
what not, all professions except the legal profession, who are
supposed to perform this function in terms of the Bar Association.
But the Regents have the responsibility for all others.
And I was telling my friends about it -- (when they were
still my friends)-- and they said, “Well, do you ever have
And I said, “To my knowledge, never in the history of the
Regents has a teacher been brought before the professional conduct
and discipline committee of the Regents for professional misconduct.
They said, “Why?”
I said, “I don't know, except that they are given automatic
They said, “Well, aren't there more teachers than any
I said, “Yeah, which makes it all the more interesting.”
What about practice teaching? Isn't that done as part of
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