Thursday, January 8, 2009

North Carolina needs a change and Tennessee makes one!

Great opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer from Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation. There are a growing number of education thought leaders like Terry who understand the benefits of alternative teacher certification and are advocating for states like North Carolina to get on board. He also advocates for ABCTE as a way for North Carolina to get there.

It is also great to see Tennessee joining the number of states who will move to having genuine alternative teacher certification. The state board recently passed regulations that will allow approval of programs like ours to help improve quality and increase the numbers of great teachers for their classrooms.

These are exciting times in education!

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