“I do not have an education degree, but I have worked in professional writing for over a decade. My lengthy experience working with various genres has offered just as much credibility as any teaching certificate. Instead of learning from someone who has only been trained to teach, my students are gaining insider knowledge from someone who writes for a living. In exchange, I am rejuvenated with hope for the future as I teach creative writing to upper elementary students and also high school journalism.”
Don’t fall for the “only experts can do anything” rhetoric.
And what exactly is an expert? Someone whose only skill is to follow instructions handed down to them by big government entities… Stuffed shirts raised by corporate fascist academia… Or someone who has earned their way by working hard and improving their skills?
I trust regular everyday people to know more about life and survival than the new adults being raised by Marxist indoctrination camps (pardon me, I think some people still call them universities). Co-ops are amazing organizations which cut out the fat and encourage children to actually think critically.
When teachers are community volunteers who educate their own kids at home, they have more respect for the families involved in group-led learning processed. There is no room for political bias and hatred. Public school teachers could learn a lot from re-connecting with the families they are supposed to serve.