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Shockingly low bar for teacher certification exposed

Posted by on | January 1, 2018 | No Comments

We hear a lot about underpaid teachers. There are news articles and televised reports detailing the massive problem. Teachers protest and school districts hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for into teacher’s salaries. A major premises of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket purchases would make its way to schools.  

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2001 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — ensuring more money are never enough.

But there are problems that appear endemic to the schools of education from which the teachers graduate and, consequently, the teachers as well, that have nothing to do with money. Sample certification test questions are included in Dr. Walter Williams’ column, with Arizona represented.

Dr. Williams’Educational Rotis recommended reading for the first day of 2018. Reading it will make you as least as smart as your kid’s teacher, and you won’t have to join and pay dues to liberal teachers unions.

Williams also presents a sound solution, well worth considering.

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