Having treated teachers shabbily, Wisconsin now finds it needs to take desperate measures to hire teachers: lower standards.
Tim Slekar of Edgewood College in Milwaukee says this is madness.
“There is NO NEED for an “emergency rule” that deregulates teacher licensure.
“There IS AN EMERGENCY need to address the reasons why teachers are fleeing Wisconsin classrooms. and…
“There IS AN EMERGENCY NEED to address the reasons why students are not enrolling in teacher education programs at Institutions of Higher Education.
“Any step that DPI takes to “reduce regulations” actually lowers the standards of the the people that will be charged with the educational and social/emotional welfare of OUR children.
“The TEACHERS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE will never enter our schools through the dismantling process of deregulating the profession and intentionally lowering standards. The standards were put in place to guarantee a level of expertise.
“WE DON”T HAVE AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES DUMBING DOWN THE PROFESSION OF TEACHING.
“WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP!”
Tim Slekar testified to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction that the teacher shortage is a “manufactured crisis” and it will not be solved by lowering standards.
He is a one-man crusade, fighting for the integrity of the teaching profession in a state led by hostile actors. The people of Wisconsin deserve better leadership but they won’t get it until they vote Scott Walker and his malignant enablers out of office.
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