A sneaky way of solving the teacher shortage
In the comments section of their post on the subject, they write:
Have you ever noticed that when the supply of licensed teachers starts
becoming tight (resulting in rising salaries) the state loosens licensure
requirements? The job market is then flooded with people who don't have their
licenses, (emergency credentials, pre-interns, interns, etc.) all of which tends
to depress wages.
I'm supportive of the idea that only fully licensed folks should be working
in the classroom without the direct supervision of an administrator or
To use a comparison involving other skilled occupations: When's the last
time you've ever heard of a doctor, dentist, electrician, plumber, or beautician
having less than full certification yet working without supervision?