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Should teaching licenses from other states be honored in Kansas?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 9, 2013

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“No. We have our own criteria in Kansas and our teachers have had to meet those standards.”

Photo of Karen Hastings

“It would depend on the education of others states’ teachers.”

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“Yes.”

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“No, not if other states do not have the same requirements that we have here.”

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Mike1949 1 year, 5 months ago

They keep cutting money for schools, I would actually recommend hiring teachers from other states. In a few years, Brownback will have Kansas a 3rd world entity because so much money have been cut to schools by the republicans, graduating from a Kansas school will not be top notch. It isn't the schools fault, they just won't have the money to provide a good education!

purplesage 1 year, 5 months ago

Wonder if Ms Johnson feels the same way about nursing licenses? Or tattoo artists?

If common core gets shoved down our throats by the feds, then the requirements will be lowered to the lowest common denominator and we won't have to worry about varying state standards.

Is it not true, however, that a licensed teacher can work in KS for a limited time while getting requirements - like KS history / government, etc. done? Seems a reasonable accomadation to a mobile society.

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