Response to "A State of Emergency...In A State Of Emergency Teachers"
AS-2349-96/TEKR(a) - November 7-8, 1996
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU express its alarm at the erosion of teacher preparation standards through the dramatic increase in the number of teachers with emergency permits, particularly in Californias urban areas and in challenging subject areas such as special education and mathematics, as indicated by the data in the Report; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU support the recommendations contained in the report, "A State of Emergency... In A State of Emergency Teachers" and urge the Chancellor to use his influence with the Governor, the Legislature , the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and school districts served by the CSU to implement the recommendations; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage campus administrators and those faculty who teach courses required in approved credential programs, to increase the flexibility of scheduling such courses so that credential programs can be completed in a timely manner; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage campus senates to give this report wide distribution and enter into the necessary dialogue that will influence the implementation of the recommendations in the Report.
RATIONALE: The report, "A State of Emergency . . . In A State of Emergency Teachers," while disturbing in its message, is a vehicle for important dialogue with decision-makers in California. It is imperative that the CSU do all it can to immediately place limits on the issuance of emergency permits and to plan toward the elimination of this practice.
APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY -- November 7-8, 1996