In One Eye

Friday, June 13, 2003
 
New Jersey's teachers have been offered incentives to achieve rigorous national certification standards under a collaborative plan announced yesterday by state, education and business officials.

Gov. McGreevey said the state would pay the $2,300 application fee for teachers seeking certification from the National Board of Teaching Standards. The state would pay 75 percent of the fee up front and the rest when the teaching credential is received.

Teachers also would receive graduate credit for completing the process. That means they would move up on the pay scale in their school districts.
This notion of national certification doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I just don't understand what teachers will gain from it.

However, if it can be used to move teachers up a salary schedule, then it might be appealing.