Education advocates rip plan to weaken charter school teacher requirements

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Education advocates are pushing back against a plan that would allow some charter school teachers to become certified without a master’s degree.

The proposal would require teachers to log just 30 hours of instruction and 100 hours of supervised teaching experience – less than the current requirements.

The plan was proposed in an effort to fill positions at charter schools that are struggling to fill teaching posts.

The Education Trust recently sent a letter to the Charter Schools Institute saying the proposal would create a lower tier of teaching, and does not include a way to evaluate its impact on students.

The proposal is up for public comment until Sept. 1.

You can read the Education Trust’s letter here.

Click here to offer your comments.

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