Arizona is the latest state to sign into law that people with 5 years of “relevant” field experience may enter the teaching profession without teaching training and credentials. (Washington Post)
Why would they do this?
Teacher shortage is a problem in many states and this allows a fast track to fill vacancies.
While many may see this as a solution to the problem, I feel this policy is faulty and may result in causing more problems than it fixes.
Here are three reasons why this is a bad idea.