Thursday, July 05, 2007

SC adopts alternate certification

From the Center for Education Reform, some common sense in S. Carolina.  If someone can demonstrate subject mastery and other necessary skills, why on earth should they be forced to waste a year or two at some useless school of education (the great majority fall into this category)?!
COMMON SENSE. Lawmakers in South Carolina deserve a round of applause this week for passing legislation that will put an end to the state's teacher shortage crisis and introduce more highly qualified professionals into the classrooms. You might recall Newswire's call to action just a few weeks ago encouraging readers from the Palmetto State to weigh in on the adoption of the Passport to Teaching program. This alternative route to teacher certification administered by the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) allows professionals and career changers to join the teaching profession through a high-quality training process. According to ABCTE, South Carolina is now the seventh state to adopt the Passport to Teaching certification track.

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