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Re: “Teachers' union wary of governor's Teach for America investment, alludes to proposed National Board Certification rule change

I concur with Ms Fancyboy. We currently have several outstanding new graduates and a few outstanding certified teachers substituting on a regular basis in our schools. These educators work hard and are hoping for jobs in supportive disricts. They don't need to be recruited, they are hungry! Using the TFA money to entice already certified, Arkansas - educated teachers to areas in need seems smart to me. What is not smart is refusing to reward those who have gutted up and made it through the National Board process. I hold an NBCT certification and a masters degree, as many of you do. When I have visited with like NBCT's, ALL of them have commented that the NBCT process and cerification was not only more rigorous than earning their masters, but that the self reflection and growth as an educator during the process was second to none. Furthermore, the NBCT process instills a deep need to continue to grow as an educator...a hunger to continue to learn and to strive to implement best practices in your classroom...to give students your very best, and then some. If that is something that isn't valued anymore, something we don't think is worth rewarding, then we are in worse shape than we thought.

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Posted by teacher4life on 01/30/2016 at 8:48 AM

 

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