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Thursday, October 12, 2017
SUNY Charter Board Approves The Use Of Inferior Instructors For Their Children.
Yesterday, SUNY's Charter Institute has approved a vastly inferior teacher certification process because their charter schools are having serious trouble hiring and retaining teachers. Therefore, to rectify the teacher shortage issue, they have approved the use of non-certified instructors in their schools. The SUNY certification process was criticized by the State Education Department's Commissioner and the Chancellor of the Board of Regents, also the UFT promised to file a lawsuit to stop the new regulations. Read the entire New York Times article Here. A slightly different take of the SUNY certification process can be found in Chalkbeat.
For people who are hired under the new SUNY charter school regulations, they are only allowed to teach in the SUNY charter schools and still must be State certified to teach elsewhere in New York State. Therefore, these SUNY approved charter school teachers will be stuck working for these charter schools until they become State certified, if ever.
The new SUNY teacher certification regulations will allow their charter schools to hire cheap, unqualified, and inferior instructors to teach their charter school students and that's not what's best for their students but is apparently best for the SUNY charter school operators who want an endless supply of cheap and replaceable instructors.