ISTA is leading a coalition of education stakeholders asking the State Board of Education to remove the adjunct permit from teacher licensing rules. Below is the press release announcing a news conference for later this week.
Educators ask State Board to Reconsider New Permit
INDIANAPOLIS-Educator stakeholder groups from across the state will hold a news conference to detail their concerns with action taken at the May 14, 2014, State Board of Education meeting. The Board's action would create a new adjunct teaching permit that would allow persons with no teaching training to become certified teachers in the state.
Representatives from K-12 education and higher education organizations will discuss the negative consequences to children and schools if this permit moves forward. Speaking will be:
Teresa Meredith, President of the Indiana State Teachers Association
State Rep Vernon Smith, House District 14 and Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of Educational Leadership Program at IU-Northwest
Dr. Laurie Mullen, Associate Dean of Teacher Education, Ball State University representing the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Sharon Wise, President of the Indiana PTA
J.T. Coopman, Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents
The State Board voted 6-5 to keep the adjunct permit.
WHAT: News Conference to reconsider adjunct teaching permit
WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11 am
WHERE: Indiana Statehouse, North Atrium