power outage at cobo cancels certification test for over 2,500 teachers

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matt_hew

Rochester, MI

#1 Jul 10, 2010
Today Cobo Hall was supposed to host the quarterly Michigan Teacher Test for Certification (MTTC). Over 2,500 prospective teachers and certification hopefuls waited for 2 hours, only to be told the test would be need be re-scheduled. My seat number. 2,512... from nearly 2 weeks ago. This was the most crucial test-period of the year, as the results from the elementary and secondary certification tests were to fall right in line before the opening of the school year. Educators and college students drove to the 7:15am (and 1 pm) start time from all over our state, including the very western and southern edges of Michigan. So, more than 2,500 educators seeking to be HIGHLY QUALIFIED for next year are having their certificates put on hold!!!!
By the way, called Fox 2, but they must have just been waking upů Would have been great footage, the 2,500 person long line stretching the entirety of the width of the building along the main hallway. Luckily, I snapped a couple photos of the entire line, most people sitting down waiting for the power to come back onů
rola

Dearborn, MI

#2 Jul 10, 2010
I had registered for both the morning and afternoon sessions, and had to melt away in my car (COBO parking closed) until 12, only to be told that the afternoon session was also cancelled.
I was looking up the information, and figured that no one around the state mentioned this issues six hours later.... WOW I guess no body cares.

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