Well it's not and where last week they came for public school students, this week they came for the public school teachers.
I teach life skills to post grads at a center school for profoundly disabled children and adults, since the post grads can stay in school until they are 22.
Today I was informed that the state was changing the certification requirements for ESE teachers. It used to be that ESE k-12 was good enough to teach, Now they want all the ESE teachers to get certified in K-6 as well. This itself is a change because a few years back in addition to my ESE cert I had to get certified in middle school science as well. Why? I taught ESE science at a comprehensive high school and because the state often makes up things as they go among.
Okay, the state wants teachers to get more certifications but here is the problem, teachers at private schools that take public money don't have to be certified in anything, they don't have to have degrees and heck they can even be felons.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
Last year, the Orlando Sentinel exposed scandals, violations and gaffes galore at voucher schools in this state.