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I comment on the Education Week's article, Busywork 101.
I know the use of new teachers in harder-to-teach classrooms is frowned upon, but maybe they have some pros in the face of so many cons: energy, passion, and flexibility.
New teacher programs are clunky and redundant, asking more from the new teacher then their day-job does.