Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Arizona Governor Wants Searchable Teacher-Discipline Database

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she wants to encourage greater involvement by parents in their children's education, and evidently that includes giving parents easy access to teachers' disciplinary records.

The Republican governor proposed creating "searchable database" for parents that would allow them to research the licensing background and disciplinary actions teachers have faced. She also says she wants to change the process through which teachers can be decertified.

The governor described her creation of a database in a proposal released yesterday, the same day she delivered her "State of the State" speech to lawmakers. The speech does not offer details of the creation of the system, according to a transcript, and it offered few specifics on education policy."

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