I believe there are other alternative ways to put qualified teachers in to the classroom. What about the teachers who have their Private Academic Certificate and did not receive their full certification. Most of these teachers already have their degrees and a masters degree. Many of them did not pass the tests in PA. I believe anyone can teach their content area if they went to a four year university to become a teacher. I want to know if the teachers can make in the classroom enviroment everyday. We need to get a way from all this testing from teachers down to the students in the classroom. We are losing a lot of good qualified teachers in the city and in other states due to all the testing the students need to do to become a teacher. Alternative way could be performance based testing and continue the student teaching evaluation. There are a lot of teachers that passed the tests, but they leave the profession after 3-5 years because of the classroom enviroment. I rather have a teacher that puts in hard work everyday and who cares about the children.
Just curious,what do you think you will lose joining the union? I am a proud Unite Here Local 57 member... I have rights as a union member, good pay, wonderful health insurance!!! People have fought long and hard for our contract!!! Unionizing the casino would make a big difference for the better!!!
Recent poll also shows Hanger as most likely Dem candidate to beat Corbett in a 1v1 race.
In addition to creating common sense laws for marijuana, John Hanger has proven himself to me to be the only candidate with a mastery of all the most important issues for Pennsylvanians like me.
Check out the rest of Hanger's stances on the issues: http://www.hangerforgovernor.com/?recruiter_id=1350
It's the Board's attempt to slash the cost of teachers over time by switching to a high-turnover model. Their inspiration (wish I were joking) is the advertising industry, where execs move on after a few good years. Bill Gates and the rest of the ivy-educated policy makers see NO problem with this.
I hope this new board considers this carefully. If they do, I believe they're obligated to vote it down and pursue better options for recruiting and retaining teachers. The high attrition of TFA recruits worsens the churn of ill-trained, novice teachers that poor students get. Such churn hurts kids! And, it costs districts (that is, taxpayers) more money (in hiring, retraining, lost development). For more on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/
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