“Best and brightest” = meaningless cliche

Published on October 8, 2012 by in News

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(Unnamed presidential candidate) talks a lot about attracting/hiring “the best and brightest” teachers. This is a meaningless cliche that’s beginning to annoy me greatly. What constitutes a “best” teacher? Tell us. And “brightest” is no guarantee of ability to teach effectively. My mother loves to tell of her college chemistry professor, a Nobel prize winner [...]

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