The first item of the Sept. 5 “Twitter Chatter” was very disturbing, insulting and just plain ridiculous. I cannot believe that when Wake County commissioner Jessica Holmes spent a day as a teacher assistant, the only value of a TA pointed out in the newspaper was bathroom breaks for teachers.
Even though TAs are invaluable in all schools, forget about spending a day as a TA. Instead, every political figure or leader should be required to teach a minimum of three days in a classroom. They should teach, on their own, with a provided lesson plan. Then maybe our “leaders” might understand that teacher assistants are a necessity. I am not kidding!
Oh, they might also be required to do this in a C, D or F performing school. This would help them realize that grading schools is inappropriate. That, however, is an issue for another day.