Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Michigan's meaningless teacher certification reform

An article I wrote about alternative teaching certification appeared yesterday in the Michigan Education Report, a publication of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

The article - "Michigan's meaningless teacher certification reform" - can be found here. Thanks, as always, for reading.


  1. Read your article. Interesting perspective. I too thought the MTTC test was too easy, back in 2002. GRE is a good replacement, though I have no idea at what percentile ranking a person would have to fall in order to become certified.

    I have to disagree with your point that MI should get rid of testing altogether. Allowing admins to hire whomever they will on their own criteria would create a sloppy patchwork of employment standards (not that it isn't sloppy already. Attracting career-switchers by reducing bureaucracy is a good thing, but eliminating any form of testing is too slippery a slope.

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  3. The government should be more careful about the alternative teacher certification programs. seems to be a good one but it is only available in select states.