|In response to changes in the state budget agreement, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is proposing an overhaul to the state’s teacher licensure laws, threatening to undermine teachers’ rights in the process. DPI’s proposed provisions for limiting teacher rights create sweeping changes to disciplinary action, granting almost unlimited, unchecked discretion to school administrators over educators’ careers.The proposal creates a broad category called “boundary violations.” As vague as this terms is, if a supervisor decides that a teacher has crossed a “boundary” it could cause an educator’s license to be revoked. If that isn’t bad enough, DPI’s proposed changes also:
You can help stop this outrageous attack on teachers by :
There are three hearings scheduled on the proposed rules in and near Region 6:
WEAC leaders and staff have researched and discussed the key provisions in the DPI’s proposed licensure overhaul. You can support WEAC’s recommendations and help stop DPI by commenting on the rules today.
WEAC advises the following: