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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 09:55 PM
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25. Other professionals (physicians) already do this
Most doctors have to undergo board recertification every 7 years (and its being phased in for all board certified physicians -- which is essentially all of them). The board recertification consists of a knowledge exam, in depth review of patient outcomes, and chart reviews.
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  -Instead of testing students to decide teachers' pay, what about testing the teachers themselves? Commie Pinko Dirtbag  Mar-16-09 05:45 PM   #0 
  - You'd need to test how well they can pass their knowledge on to others.  FiveGoodMen   Mar-16-09 05:47 PM   #1 
  - Then that should be the teachers' test. Have them teach Republicans basic  valerief   Mar-16-09 05:49 PM   #2 
  - Geez, you want to see every teacher fired?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-16-09 05:50 PM   #4 
  - How to test that accurately?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Mar-16-09 05:49 PM   #3 
  - I don't think you can.  FiveGoodMen   Mar-16-09 05:52 PM   #5 
     - I just realize that teachers are assigned the classes they will teach by the admin.  LiberalFighter   Mar-16-09 10:25 PM   #26 
  - There's the trick  JerseygirlCT   Mar-16-09 07:38 PM   #19 
  - I say test the people who want to implement these "solutions."  ColbertWatcher   Mar-16-09 05:55 PM   #6 
  - umm teachers already take that test before they get credentials nt  msongs   Mar-16-09 06:26 PM   #7 
  - You are right. My daughter is a teacher of English  RebelOne   Mar-16-09 06:47 PM   #9 
  - At least two, usually quite a few more. nt.  knitter4democracy   Mar-16-09 06:54 PM   #15 
  - then some of those tests need to be made more stringent...  dysfunctional press   Mar-16-09 07:37 PM   #18 
  - Only if we test the Students, the Parents, the Administrators, and the Board too.  patrice   Mar-16-09 06:31 PM   #8 
  - Unfortunately, I don't see how you can test the parents.  Hangingon   Mar-16-09 06:50 PM   #11 
  - too bad, huh?!!  patrice   Mar-16-09 07:31 PM   #17 
  - the real test of the parents is how well the kids do...  dysfunctional press   Mar-16-09 07:40 PM   #20 
  - There you go.... The School Boards should meet certain qualifications before  LiberalFighter   Mar-16-09 10:27 PM   #27 
  - They did that in a thing called "college."  HiFructosePronSyrup   Mar-16-09 06:47 PM   #10 
  - 'bout testing the School Board Administrators?  lib2DaBone   Mar-16-09 06:52 PM   #12 
  - Hoo-boy, you're asking for a can of worms there.  Naturyl   Mar-16-09 06:52 PM   #13 
  - Oh goodness! Teachers have taken content tests for decades!  Sancho   Mar-16-09 06:52 PM   #14 
  - They already do that (although not to determine pay)  last_texas_dem   Mar-16-09 06:59 PM   #16 
  - It doesn't address the ability to acutally teach but otherwise.  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 07:42 PM   #21 
  - For Cryin' Out Loud, Teachers HAVE to Undergo Tests to be Certified.  tonysam   Mar-16-09 07:44 PM   #22 
  - How about having a bachelor's?  Berry Cool   Mar-16-09 09:32 PM   #23 
     - I can only speak for my state  erinlough   Mar-16-09 09:47 PM   #24 
  - Other professionals (physicians) already do this  Sgent   Mar-16-09 09:55 PM   #25 
  - I have passed the MSAT, BCLAD, CBEST, Teaching Reading,  roody   Mar-16-09 11:06 PM   #28 

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