Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers - The Washington Post

Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers - The Washington Post:

Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers

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Buried deep in the proposed fiscal 2018-19 budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich — on page 1,056 of 3,512, to be exact — is a provision that requires teachers to do something more than teach their students.
If the budget gets passed and signed into law with this provision intact, all new teachers applying for a license — and all working teachers applying for license renewal in Ohio — will be required to get some “on-site work experience with a local business or chamber of commerce.”
As Columbus Business First explained it: “Take your child’s teacher to work day could become a reality in Ohio.
The exact details of what experience would suffice to meet the requirement are yet to be worked out, but perhaps an art or social studies or physical education or kindergarten teacher might meet this requirement by touring a factory where car parts are made or watch an urban planner plan an urban area.
Again, to be exact, here is the relevant section of the proposed budget:
What’s wrong with this?
Ryan Burgess, director of the governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, told news organizations that the idea is a good one in part because it would help teachers get a better idea for what jobs are available to students and what skills employers need.
Opponents, however, said making it mandatory is a bad idea. According to Cleveland.com, Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, said it could benefit some Ohio Gov. Kasich is trying to impose this misguided mandate on teachers - The Washington Post:

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