September 22, 2017

Glick: Plan to self-certify charter school teachers a 'scam' that will be rejected by courts

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source: NYSUT Communications
Amb. Glick

Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who chairs the Assembly's High Education Committee, pulled no punches when asked about the SUNY Charter School Institute's outrageous plan to "certify" their own teachers with as little as 30 hours of training.

She called the plan "a disgrace," a "scam," and predicted it will wind up being rejected on legal grounds.

"The Assembly fully rejects the notion they have this authority ... to obviate state certification law," Glick said in an interview on Capitol Pressroom. "We do not think it's lawful."

Echoing the union's opposition, Glick noted the plan would create a two-tier system, undermine the teaching profession and education programs at both public and private colleges.

"Every child in the state deserves a fully trained teacher," she said.

Listen to Assemblymember Glick's full interview with Susan Arbetter.