I really don’t think they should because it makes the students nervous as well when an extra adult they are not comfortable with is in her room watching the class, especially of it is something like presentations and and extra adult is in the room watching that happen. If teachers were to be monitored more, it would preferably be over video cameras that students are not aware of
I think the extremely rigid standards and hoops that teachers have to jump through, in many countries, decreases their ability to truly tailor education in an effective way. Salman Khan talks about this in his book The One World School House, and I think it's particularly relevant to this issue. A "one size fits all" is the product of extreme government supervision for both teachers and students -- it results in standardized tests and a blanket approach to education which is, obviously, not very effective. As a nation, the United States (which implements this the most) is 17th in education worldwide. Finland, Poland, and other countries that spend less on education as nations but have better rank and overall results have less supervision for there teachers.. But higher standards in general. I don't think the issue is supervision at all but especially these two things: rigor and qualifications. In many countries teachers have to have at least a masters, if not a doctorate -- just to teach high school. They have very intense tests/process because they are literally shaping the minds of the next generations. Also, in many countries rigor in general is pushed both in teachers and students. On the other hand, the united states lacks rigor and most of the teachers are barely qualified to teach. No wonder it has a low rank. The main issue isn't supervision, but if it was, I'd be against it. IF your teachers are qualified they won't need supervision. Also, if it was harder for people to be teachers, only those who truly Want to teach (rather than Have to because they can't do anything else -- U.S. public school teachers) would do so and get better results because of it. Another thing : kids have different aptitudes so they need different more organic, individual approach by teachers -- not a "Common Core" government supervised formula for educating.