Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 1:33 p.m. EST by marlo
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Well, for all those who are planning on becoming teachers in NYS, where there is still a teacher hiring freeze in most areas, I have more good news for you. All of the graduates, starting with those who are graduating May 2013 will have to take a whole new set of exams and submit a portfolio and a video to be reviewed by the wonderful and efficient people of the Department of Education. If you have already taken the current exams, like I have, you will probably need to pay again and retake the new ones. I find this new policy to be very unfair to those of us who have almost graduated and who have already taken and passed the current exams. They should have done these changes for the graduates of 2015 to give people enough time to see if they really want to certify in NY where there are no jobs anyway. I propose a student protest and a student teacher walkout. I don't think these should keep screwing with students who are trying to better themselves and better this world. Teachers are the scapegoats of the politicians and we should stand for it no more.