Mitchell Chester wants to unilaterally decide whether or not a teacher can keep her license or job based on unspecified criteria – just his whim? Jim Peyser, MA Secretary of Education said he doesn’t think any teacher should be bothered getting a license at all. Our Department of Education is run guys who despise teachers and care nothing about the children – just profits from privatizing. Keep your eyes on these nasty guys. (mc)
The proposed changes to the regulation give the Commissioner of Education, currently Mitchell Chester, much more flexibility in determining if an educator’s license should be suspended or revoked. The new regulations contain the following language changes: “The holder of the license is unfit to perform the duties for which the license was granted, or engaged in misconduct that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, discredits the profession, brings the license into disrepute, compromises student safety or the integrity of the student-educator relationship;” (the new language is in bold).