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Knives ready for education bill

March 18, 2013

Don’t be misled by how smoothly Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s education bill moved through the West Virginia State Senate....

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AaronS

Mar-18-13 6:50 AM

Given the education our children are receiving, can the unions really argue that the current educational certification process is the only viable means of putting qualified teachers in the classroom?

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EmilyL

Mar-20-13 10:24 AM

Mikey is proven wrong....again.

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Orchardfarmer

Mar-21-13 8:32 AM

Our current system simply specifies which union card you must carry. Under our high school education laws, Einstein could not teach physics, Isaac Newton - who invented calculus - could not teach math, Bill Gates could not teach programming, Steve Jobs could not teach business, and a DuPont 30 year chemist could not teach chemistry because they don't have education degrees. Yet, a high school teacher that has taught chemistry for 20 years cannot teach basic chemistry at our colleges unless he or she has a master's in chemistry. Go figure.

Then, if someone with an advanced science or math degree and 20 years of industry experience who had a 6-figure salary with great benefits manages to get alternatively certified (paying for it themselves), we reward them by starting them at the same pay and benefits as the 23-year old education graduate. Is it any wonder there is a shortage of good teachers?

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