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Re: National Board Professional Teaching Standards

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Carla Schiller (teachercbs)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 13:47:12 -0600


Is there anyone else out there who feels outraged about the National Board
Certification? We already have to pass detailed state requirements for
teacher certification requirements (at least here in California), for which we
have to pay out of our own pockets. Now there are another bunch of
requirements carrying a hefty price tag. I don't see how passing the National
Board requirements makes me a better teacher -- it just takes time and money
that I could be using learning something else rather than convincing yet
another bunch of people that I am a good teacher.
I do not at all mean to minimize the accomplishments of the people who have
earned the certification. It is a lot of work, thought, and money. I just
feel that for such an already lowly-paid profession, we are being asked to
jump through the same kinds of hoops that lawyers and doctors are, only they
are paid a lot more!
Just wanted to get that off my chest. If you all disagree with me, so be
it. But I'd be interested to know if anyone out there feels the same way I do.

Respectfully,
Carla

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