Ga. cracks down on teacher certification

Ga. cracks down on teacher certification

There are 9 comments on the Gwinnett Daily Post story from Jun 20, 2011, titled Ga. cracks down on teacher certification. In it, Gwinnett Daily Post reports that:

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Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jun 20, 2011
They need to do away with it entirely, teachers don't need to get a raise for going back to school, teachers need to get a raise for their student getting higher grades. If going back to school is what they need to do to get that then fine but the raise is dependent on better performance not another piece of paper
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Carrollton, GA

#2 Jun 20, 2011
Higher Grades = Higher Pay??? I'm sure every student in the building will get an "A"(grade inflation). Can't base it on mandated testing because not all teachers have subject areas that have mandated testing. Every teacher can't teach the gifted or honor students. What about Special Ed teachers? What about PE teachers... they will have more A's than an Algebra teacher. Your argument is a good one, but like the current system, it has flaws too.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jun 20, 2011
It is not my concern that Algebra teachers get treated the same as PE teachers. I have worked around government workers and been a part of everything from a scale that awards employees with raises based on how long they have been there, ones that give raises based on how they are evaluated and all kinds of combinations. I have found that none of it makes a difference. The good employees work hard the bad ones work the system. I don't need teachers getting a masters degree just to get more money they are not going to be any better teachers.
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Carrollton, GA

#4 Jun 20, 2011
Agreed..but your argument was for "teachers need to get a raise for their students getting higher grades." Merit based pay has just as many holes as the current system. Just compare Algebra teachers to Algebra teachers across Cobb County and some will have a large number of great students and some will have a large number of students from poverty; where all kinds of variables affect achievement. Who gets the raise? Is it only teachers who get good scores? If so, grade inflation will run wild. What if it's an "easy" teacher who basically gives out A's versus a strict teacher where learning takes place but students make more B's and C's due to the rigor of work? I'm not saying the current system isn't flawed, but in terms of raises it works pretty well. The problem really comes down to how do you get rid of a bad teacher working the system?
teacher not a cheater

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jul 8, 2011
Student progress would be a better suggestion than higher grades. A student already making all As continuing to make all As is much different than a student who goes from not being able to identify any letters of the alphabet to being able to read (even below their grade level expectation). The difficult part is finding a fair way to show this.

Since: Jan 10

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#6 Jul 8, 2011
Make all education private, and assign money to each student and let the parents use it to place the student in any school they like. Their educational tax money would follow the student to the school of their choice. This will bring competition into education, which current government "educators" fear. This would reward the great teachers because more parents would want their kids in their classes, and remove the "teaches" who are not doing their jobs. Full classes would mean more money to these great educators. Education is doomed without competition; it will remain stagnated hiring criminals and do nothings labeled as "educators" as we have seen in Atlanta.

Since: Jan 10

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#7 Jul 8, 2011
By Jove, she is bloody right!
What good is the U S Dept of Education?

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Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#9 Jul 8, 2011
Can't say it enough, so blessed to have been able to send my children and grand children to private school.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#11 Jul 9, 2011
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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Couldn't get in to General school?
Smart enough not to.

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