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July 31, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Experience is a good teacher

Many people are complaining about the possible layoffs of Clark County School District teachers and saying that the new best and brightest will be gone while the older teachers will stay because of seniority.

I look at other professions such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc., and we all want the older, more experienced professionals. As professionals gain experience, they are perceived as being better because of that experience.

However, when the professional is a teacher, the opposite is believed: The younger the teachers, the better they are. The years of classroom experience are meaningless for the older teacher. Why does the experience of a teacher automatically mean they are not as effective as a younger teacher?

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