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FYI : re texas bd of ed decision / rejects plan to hire uncertified teachers

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Mrsbeeswax_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 03:42:44 PST


 TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REJECTS PLAN TO HIRE UNCERTIFIED TEACHERS.
>
> Last week the Texas State Board of Education unanimously voted against the
> introduction of a "transitional permit" which would have allowed teachers
> without specific teacher training to teach in the state. The State Board
of
> Education decided to reject the transitional permit recommendation from
the
> State Board for Educator Certification after hearing testimony from
several
> people.
>
> Concerns raised through the testimony included: whether or not districts
> would have adequate resources to compensate the mandatory mentors in the
> program, the provision requiring teachers to teach outside their field if
so
> assigned, and no requirement that local districts must try to hire a fully
> certified teacher before filling the position with a transitionally
certified
> teacher. The official vote recommended sending the plan back to the
Educator
> Certification Board for revision.
>
>

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