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Domino3 November 6th, 2019 11:19pm

Is a 20 year old too young to be teaching high school?

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screename1 Washington State
11/12/19 7:19 am

I have no issue with that. If someone has the drive and maturity to finish their degree by 20, good for them!

borny33
11/07/19 2:59 pm

I’d have to give them credit for getting their degree that quickly...it would be a challenge but could be done...

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/09/19 8:52 am

As I stated below, there are programs at least in Texas where students start college their junior year and have their associates when they graduate HS.

Krosskaos Ohio
11/07/19 8:22 am

If they are knowledgeable and we'll qualified, sure. But I'd bet there are not very many of those people around

FitzDarcy Earth
11/07/19 1:23 am

If it was the 1800s no...but it is 2019 so yes.

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mac007 Mars
11/06/19 10:40 pm

Depends on the person.

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youallarewrong
11/06/19 10:20 pm

As a parent I would not want my child taught by someone that was 20 years old I don’t care if they had a bachelors or masters degree. If they were that smart to graduate from a college 20 years old or younger I would wonder why they are teaching at the high school. I would think that someone who graduated from college that young would want to further their education and obtain a PhD

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/06/19 7:16 pm

Unusual but some 20 yo’s are more mature than some persons that are much older.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/06/19 6:48 pm

I think the job should need a college degree which you usually don't have at 20.

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/06/19 7:02 pm

It does require one. At least here in Texas that is.
However, there are programs student start in HS where they can graduate college at 20.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/06/19 7:18 pm

Unless the state laws have changed, one doesn’t need a 4-yr degree to teach in FL.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/06/19 7:48 pm

Since this seems to vary or be up to debate, I change my vote: if he's qualified, age should not be an issue.

paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
11/06/19 6:13 pm

Even if the 20 year old was mature enough, I think it would be hard for him/her to gain the respect of their students as an authority figure. Some students wouldn’t take such a young teacher seriously. Especially the older ones.

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Talren Taking the breadpill
11/06/19 6:02 pm

If they’re qualified to teach the subject, I don’t see a problem.

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/06/19 5:52 pm

Note* This is based off a real scenario.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/06/19 5:45 pm

That’s 2 years older than their students if they are teaching high school. That’s weird

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/06/19 5:51 pm

Depends if they are teaching freshmen or seniors.

If a person graduates college at 20, which is possible through HS-Collegiate programs, it’s doubtful they will find a job allowing them to teach seniors. That’s what most teachers ultimately want, so senior teaching positions are generally saved for those who have been around.

Talren Taking the breadpill
11/06/19 6:02 pm

But is there any real reason why they shouldn’t be teaching the class beyond “it’s weird”?

HBNY this space for rent
11/06/19 4:54 pm

Is the 20 year old in question qualified to teach?

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SnotBubble California
11/06/19 4:36 pm

Yes. They will try to have sex with their students!!!

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/06/19 5:01 pm

I think the students would be more actively trying to have sex with the teacher..

CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
11/06/19 7:06 pm

As long as they are fair about it and have sex with ALL the students I don’t see the problem

CMChristian gone
11/07/19 6:33 am

Why is Mrs. Rodriguez carrying that much ASS😏