I have never heard a superintendent be so dismissive about the benefits of experience as superintendent Vitti has been. Maybe that is because he was only in a classroom for two years himself.
In an article in the Times Union he tells people not to worry about the 45 percent of teachers who have less than five years of experience.
Superintendent has also invested heavily in Teach for America which all but assures our neediest students will have a revolving door of neophyte teachers who like Vitti the vast majority of which will stay for just two years and that greatly exacerbates the problem, but hey so what, relax don’t worry (sic) .
Experience is not the end all be all of education or most things but to casually dismiss its benefits is at best naive though I think a lot of veterans would have more choice words to describe those who would diminish its importance.