US: AFT president suggests ‘bar exam for teachers’

In an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Randi Weingarten – president of the American Federation of Teachers, a teachers’ union representing some 1.5 million US teachers – launched her own ‘big idea’: In an effort to promote ‘higher quality outcomes for students’, she proposed the introduction of a ‘bar exam for teachers’, based on ‘national standards’ set by a national board and adopted by the individual states.

Click here to read the article and the interesting comments page in The Atlantic.

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