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Charter Schools Could Get to Hire Teachers With Only 30 Hours of Training

(DNAINFO)  Amy Zimmer | August 17, 2017 — Charter school teachers in New York may soon have a far easier road to accreditation than their peers in the city’s public schools.

Under a plan now open for public comment, charter school teachers will be able to get a license to teach without a master’s degree after finishing a mere 30 hours of instruction and working 100 hours in a classroom.

That training is vastly different from teachers at traditional public schools, who need amaster’s degree in education, in addition to passing state certification exams and completing supervised student teaching.

Charter school leaders say it will help them attract a wider pool of college graduates as they face a teacher shortage. But the state’s top education officials as well as the teachers’ union slammed the changes as a denigration to the teaching profession.

New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, at a City & State panel discussion Wednesday, said it would create a “two-tiered system.”

Calling the proposal “insulting,” Rosa said, “don’t compromise my profession.”

Source: Charter Schools Could Get to Hire Teachers With Only 30 Hours of Training – Upper West Side – New York – DNAinfo