New Business Item 14 (2019)Adopted
NEA will create model legislative language that state affiliates can use to eliminate the Praxis or alternative standardized test used for teacher certification.
Praxis and other standardized tests prohibit many teachers of color from entering our profession. They serve no purpose and cannot measure teacher effectiveness nor preparation. A four- or five-year education degree should not be negated by an 85+ minute test.
Kumar Rashad - KY
This item can be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget at no additional cost.