Testing is never going away, its increasing globally as more and more
schools adopt western education systems.
Teachers do not HAVE to be certified, please see Section 21.057 of
Basically if a school district employs someone not certified they are
required to give written notice to the parents. Thats it, there is no
other complaint or exercise of other rights a parent can bring
forward. The cost of notifying those parents is about equal to the
cost of a ream of paper, districts post the notice online and then
send a letter home with the students. Thats how you end up with
"long term substitutes" who make about $80 a day and no benefits,
as opposed to a fully certified teacher that makes about $250 a day.
Alternative certification increased the number of teachers and solved
the shortage or at least had the potential to solve the shortage, what
ACP programs DIDNT do was reduce the cost of employing teachers,
charter schools are solving that problem by increasing the
commonality of the state minimum salary.
The media makes money by generating ad revenue, bad news and
scandals sell better than good news, thats not their faults thats our
fault as consumers.
You cant beat common core, eventually Texas is going to adopt it,
they might not say it or call it common core, but in substance its
already happening and it wont be long before its the status quo,
Why? Its pervasive, instead of 50 states and state curriculums, its
now 2 Common Core, and NON Common Core, and just as Texas and
California drove the market to test book publishers, now Common
Core has the numbers on their side. Everything being written,
designed, and researched is being done within the framework of
common core. It wont be long before its either get on board with
common core or be left with outdated materials, that are just going
to get older and older.
Private school is better than public school, the only negative is the
pay is lower, and they you have no real rights.
On 6/08/14, Questions to both psyguy and anon? wrote:
> On 6/08/14, question for PsyGuy wrote:
>> The purpose of an underground movement is to put a strategy
>> place that works to change a system without tipping off the
>> other side, thus giving the other side the advantage of time to
>> mount opposition. State testing will fall next.
> If testing goes away, (which by the way every state currently
> has some form of testing,) how will districts show yearly student
> Question back
>> to PsyGuy: Why scare teachers that they will be nonrenewed for
>> not being a team player if, as you say, they are going to be
>> replaced anyway with uncertified facilitators?
> No, this is not true. Teachers have to be certified. Texas
> already created the answer to not having enough teachers when
> state instituted "alternative certification." If I am wrong,
> psyguy, please prove your point by showing it in the Texas
> education code.
>> 6/07/14, PsyGuy wrote:
>>> We already have privatized schools, they are called private
> I used to think that school choice was not a good thing. Now,
> however, after reading the main teacher board posting related to
> gay pride, based on some of the comments related to going
> local control, and teachers advocating spreading their own
> agenda, I have changed my mind.
>>> On 6/07/14, ANON is right wrote:
>>>> Anon posted one of the most intelligent posts we have had
>>>> in a long time.
> The media is undermining teachers on
>>>> purpose. agree
> It is all about privatizing public schools, which
>>>> will cost us our jobs as we know of them. The move to
>>>> create "choice" will hire uncertified teachers and destroy
>>>> our profession, including PsyGuy, who is on the other side
>>>> most of the time. disagree
> Please, teachers, join the underground movement to "keep"
> Core out and get rid of C-Scope. agree
> Join in and educate parents that Pearson
>>>> is a big part of the problem.
> I don't see this. We haven't had a textbook to use
> (because it was outdated) in 10 years! This year we are finally
> adopting and teachers are excited! As for errors, c-scope was a
> mess, but we will see with the new digital textbook adoption.
> The original poster is
>>>> right. Why should our students in the US have crappy
>>>> books, full of errors, and why should our money be thrown
>>>> away on this junk. Rise up, teachers. No one will fire
>>>> you. There are too many of us speaking up now. Parents are
>>>> way more informed and they back the real teachers who are
>>>> speaking up.
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