Is the next suggestion to be to allow those same children to be treated for medical needs by "Troops to Operating Rooms" without "exams or certifications"?????????
No disrespect toward our returning troops, but this is ridiculous!!!
I don't have children in school anymore. But I have grandchildren in schools and great-grandchildren who will soon be there, and I have a lot .... A LOT .... of difficulty accepting uncertified or untested teachers as the future of our school systems!! Those of you with young children better have a heads up, a snapped heads up, about that other one. He's freakin' scary with some of his ideas!!
UPDATE on Thurday morning: the program is called "Troops To Teachers." I've done a little research this morning. It has been around for a while. Here are two bits of interest:
Troops to Teachers has been helping military personnel, primarily retirees, to begin new careers in public education since 1994. Troops to Teachers began as a Department of Defense program to help career military personnel transition to another public service profession during the major drawdown of the active duty military forces in the mid-1990’s. Legislation authorizing the original program expired at the end of 1999. Fortunately, members of Congress recognized that Troops to Teachers was bringing quality teachers to public school classrooms and there was a need to maintain the program. With the support of Congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin, Senators McCain of Arizona and DeWine of Ohio, along with others, legislation was introduced in 2000 to continue Troops to Teachers as a teacher recruitment program under the Department of Education. Troops to Teachers is now part of No Child Left Behind Act’s Transition to Teaching effort to attract mid-career and retiring professionals into public education as teachers. This is a cooperative program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and managed by the U.S. Department of Defense, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), headquartered in Pensacola, FL.
To qualify for the program, candidates need a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification that the Troops to Teachers program can help finance....
Two things of concern that remain to me: (1) It is tied to "No Child Left Behind," which is known to be a failure on many levels. (2) The Prez Wanna Be apparently wants to eliminate the exams and certification!!! Again, do you want your children taught by unproven, uncertified people????