To the Editor:
As a teacher of special education, I read eagerly everything
you print on this subject and education in general. Last week
you printed an article on the poor performance of Israeli
pupils in the PISA survey.
This past week you printed an article on the Knesset's
approval of the establishment of a parliamentary committee of
inquiry to look into this problem, which I agree needs to be.
However, when I got to the end of the article, I was stunned.
The committee will "focus on how to improve the students'
grades." It is not grades that need to improve; it is
the quality of teaching that needs to be looked into.
Improved teaching will automatically improve learning and, of
course, grades will rise accordingly.
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