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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Courts Throw Out Charter Schools Weakened Teacher Certifiction Plan.
A New York State court ruled that the Success Academy Teacher Certification requirements would result in inexperienced and unqualified teachers to be in the classroom and enjoined the charter network to proceed with their teacher evaluation plan for next year.
The reason that the carter network wanted the weakened teacher certification plan was their inability to recruit and retain state certified teachers. High teacher turnover is a major problem for charter schools as long hours, lack of "due process" and inferior benefits make teachers leave for the public schools. Moreover, the charter schools have a difficult job in recruiting certified teachers in the first place.
Presently, only 15% of the teaching staff in charter schools can be uncertified, and the charter schools have a difficult time attracing certified teachers and that's why the charter schools wanted the weakened teacher certification system.