Letters to the Editor

An Invitation to Secondary School Teachers

Emil C. Moussa, April 2014


To the Editor:

As an avid reader of this fine periodical, I am continuously impressed with the research, ideas, and stories our peers write about. However, after much investigating of your issues, I am concerned about the lack of articles written by secondary educators. This is not to say that there is a complete absence of such articles, just not enough of them.

I would like to remind my peers that one does not need a PhD to teach history or other aspects of social science and the ­humanities. There are many historians within the secondary education system, both public and private, who also read this magazine and have wonderful ideas, experiences, and stories about our field of study and who should be included in this fine community of historians. Often I feel, as I read this magazine, that we in the secondary education field are left out of an otherwise highly interesting and wonderful exchange of ideas among professionals.

It's good to incorporate secondary educators into the folds of this magazine because, keep in mind, we also offer college-level courses (AP courses for college credits ranging from European history to US ­government) and highly comprehensive IB (International Baccalaureate) programs. This magazine provides a great opportunity for secondary and college-level educators to converse with each other more, so that the two groups can learn from each other to better serve our students in the future.

Emil C. Moussa 
Cortlandt Manor, NY


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