Friday, August 12, 2005

Qualified, or WEAC-Approved?

Most reasonable District Superintendents would hire this background, right?

White has worked for the district for 13 years as a resource teacher and technology coordinator. She holds a master's degree in computer science education and was recognized in 1992 as the "computer teacher of the year" by the Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 1, an agency that provides services to the 43 school districts in the metropolitan area.

Not so fast. In the State of Wisconsin, there are plenty of "requirements" which are imposed before one can obtain "certification" as a "technology director"--not too surprisingly, said "certification" requires "classroom teaching" experience.

Suppose that WEAC helped to write that requirement?

The individual cited above ALSO has a Bachelor's in Medical Technology, and is responsible for creating and implementing "the area's 'premier technology program.'" according to the District Superintendent.

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