NBC 4 has revealed a report that “found that about one in four teachers in D.C. Public Schools taught without a license during the 2017-2018 school year.”
D.C. Public Schools and Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) databases were used to find the startling facts, often via the Freedom Of Information Act. Tax dollars are paying for this federal corruption, too.
“Licensure requirements exist for a reason. It doesn’t make a lot of sense that the District hasn’t embraced a good credentialing system,” said Gaston de los Reyes. He has two children in the school district.
The reason behind much of this abuse is “Teachers for America,” a program that lets college educated teachers teach for a year before they get their license.
While they should have to have some idea what the job is like before taking it on, this is outrageous. Part of the licensing aspect of the job includes background checks. How many of these unlicensed educators shouldn’t even have the job?
What all of this boils down to is that corners are being cut at the very time when Common Core is making children dumber than at any point in history.
It is not as if “No Child Left Behind” under President George W. Bush was much better, but at least they taught how to add a few simple numbers without the ridiculous, ineffective curriculum used today.
Since administrators are doing nothing, they are responsible for this gross mismanagement.