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Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

It amuses me immensely to think that some people think they can just walk in off the street and start teaching. These new "certified" teachers are in for a very, very, very rude awakening.

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Posted by Robert Davis on 05/17/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

You are completely right. The relevant sentence in the bill is "...meets ANY of the following requirements:"

In the course of earning an undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I was subjected to far too many professors and teaching assistants who had no idea how to teach, so I had to teach myself. At the university level, instructors don't need any teaching credentials other than a bachelor's degree. That's bad enough, don't subject early learners to such a low standard!

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by G on 05/17/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Danehy

Why does anyone feed the troll, CW13? Why, although he hates Danehy, does he read him like his religion requires it?

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vietnam Vet on 05/17/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

What is going to happen when schools lose their accreditation and no Arizona high school graduates will be admitted to college? Does the governor even know anything about this small roadblock? Apparently not.

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Posted by Vietnam Vet on 05/17/2017 at 8:06 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

you are spot on. the relevant word is "or."
What's deeply disturbing to me is that there is no regard for the the fact that teachers need to be skilled in education, not only their subject matter expertise.

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Posted by Sherrie Posternak on 05/17/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

Anything that breaks the stranglehold of the union/educational establishment and associated group think can't be too bad. From what I've seen an educational degree doesn't do much to make you a better teacher than other relevant life experience and/or education.
I wonder what the criteria are for firing them (or any teacher) if they're found to be incompetent?

5 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 05/17/2017 at 6:12 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

It's a common sense law. That in itself explains why libby Safier is against it.

We need teachers with real world experience, not professional teachers. This is especially true at the high school level.

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Posted by Bob V on 05/17/2017 at 5:46 AM

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