Friday Freakout: Teacher Licenses Are Like Doctor Licenses

Today’s featured commenters come from the comments section of a Huffington Post piece called “Debbie Squires, Education Official, Says Teachers Know What’s Best For Kids, Not Their Parents”.

teacher licenses equal doctor licenses
More and more people are debating the true value of colleges of education and teacher licenses. Regardless, we believe when all families have school choice, they will choose schools with teachers who effectively teach their children—licensed or not.

Benjamin Scafidi, Ph.D., a professor of economics and director of the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University, explores why and how requiring all teachers to become licensed by their states actually limits innovation in this blog post. Have a read and let us know where you stand on licensure in the comments.